5.4/10
242
14 user 4 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Verdict (1946)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After an innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Joan Lorring
Certificate: Passed Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lawyer defends migrant worker falsely accused of 2 murders.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey, Dolores Moran
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young girl's loyalty to the Communist Party is tested in Prague when she falls in love with an attaché who has just arrived from the United States.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Paul Hubschmid, Ludwig Stössel
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger...

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Carolyn Jones, Cedric Hardwicke
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When 2 detectives steal $80,000 from a dead robber, one of them suffers from a guilty conscience which could lead to murder.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Social worker tries to befriend local slum gang.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, James Whitmore
Hound-Dog Man (1959)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Fabian, Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two brothers, enrolled at the U.S. Naval Academy on the verge of the Korean War, fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: John Derek, Diana Lynn, Kevin McCarthy
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the 1950s, Arizona deputy sheriff Les Martin is pressured by his community to solve a string of mysterious murders around a mining ghost town in Grand Canyon.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw, Mickey Shaughnessy
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Texas town's council fires the town's old-fashioned marshal who refuses to resign, thus leading to violence from both sides.

Directors: Don Siegel, Robert Totten
Stars: Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The Cuban misadventures of a Florida smuggler, at the time of the Cuban Revolution.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert, Patricia Owens
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
John Galen
...
Ann Gracy
...
C.L. Shawn
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Thalia Shawn
...
Lisa
Art Baker ...
Dr. Poole
...
Tony Maddox
...
Dr. Gallen Altheim
Ann Burr ...
Willa Shawn
Johnny McGovern ...
Willie Shawn
Lillian Yarbo ...
Josephine
...
Bellboy
...
Hotel Maid
...
Auto Court Manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lois Austin ...
Mrs. Rose (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 August 1949 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Almas en tinieblas  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Going to Shout All Over God's Heaven
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by Lillian Yarbo and Broderick Crawford
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Take The Last Plane To Sweden
5 March 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The best thing to come out of Night Unto Night, a rather dull melodrama that none of the cast can bring any life to is the fact that the director, Don Siegel married leading Viveca Lindfors and the two of them contributed Kristoffer Tabori for our entertainment pleasure a generation later. When a film is held up for two years before being released you know it has some problems.

The story is about a reclusive and sensitive scientist who has developed epilepsy played by Ronald Reagan who rents a house on a then lonely stretch of Florida beach to be alone and do his research without people's gossip. He rents from Viveca Lindfors who is a widow and who's husband was lost at sea years ago. Being Swedish Lindfors had another Hollywood Scandinavian cast as her sister with Osa Massen. They are completely unalike, they remind me of the Sternwood sisters in The Big Sleep.

Broderick Crawford is also around as an artist and neighbor and Reagan's doctors are played by Art Baker and Erskine Sanford. The film plods on and on without you developing any real interest in the story or the characters.

Don Siegel had scored great success with the Warner Brothers B film, The Verdict and this was his second film. He left Warner Brothers for RKO after this where he went on to great acclaim and bigger budgets even at RKO. His wife had the good fortune to get two American films released including the Errol Flynn spectacular Adventures of Don Juan where Lindfors played Queen Margaret. If this had been released first poor Viveca might have caught the first plane back to Sweden.

I don't think Reagan's biggest political and acting fans could sit through this one without falling asleep.


5 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Night unto Night (1949) thewhistler99
TCM air date May 9 element333
Finally, a movie that makes Plan 9 From Outer Space look like Citizen Kane! nt-41
Discuss Night Unto Night (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?