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Night Unto Night (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 22 August 1949 (Sweden)
A scientist haunted by the incurable illness epilepsy meet a beautiful woman haunted by the voice of her dead husband.

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A scientist haunted by the incurable illness epilepsy meet a beautiful woman haunted by the voice of her dead husband.

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Whatever it is, there's nothing you can't tell the woman you love.

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Reagan battles personal problems in Florida
15 March 2009 | by (California) – See all my reviews

"Night Unto Night" is by no means outstanding, but is not the bottom of the barrel effort that some reviewers have claimed. It is a serious attempt to portray two serious personal problems.

The first is the difficult task of coming to grips with the death of a spouse; the husband of Vivica Lindfors' character has been killed in the war (WWII). The second is having to face a serious medical condition; Reagan's character, a scientist, suffers from epilepsy.

The pace of the film is, to say the least, leisurely. The climax, which comes during a Florida hurricane, finally provides a bit of action. The acting is good throughout. Reagan's performance is competent if not outstanding. Vivica Lindfors and Broderick Crawford are better.

The attitude toward epilepsy was somewhat different in 1949 from what it is today, and one sees that portrayed in this film. (I believe that the symptoms displayed by Reagan's character are not accurate.) "Night Unto Night" was produced with the best of intentions, but the final product does not live up to expectations. It is, however, worth at least one viewing.


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