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Things Happen at Night (1948)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  3 November 1948 (UK)
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A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Harker ...
Alfred Drayton ...
Wilfred Prescott
Robertson Hare ...
Vincent Ebury
Gwynneth Vaughan ...
Audrey Prescott
Olga Lindo ...
Hilda Prescott
Garry Marsh ...
Spenser
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Watson - the butler
Joan Young ...
Mrs. Venning - the cook
Beatrice Campbell ...
Joyce Prescott
Grace Denbigh Russell ...
Miss Hancock (as Grace Denbigh-Russell)
Judith Warden ...
Mrs. Fortescue
June Elvin ...
Mabel Minter
Knox Crichton ...
Nobby Ebury
Eric Micklewood ...
Robert Ebury
Charles Doe ...
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A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.

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First of Forever
Sung by Marilyn Williams
Music by George Melachrino (uncredited)
Lyrics by James Dyrenforth (uncredited)
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Dreadfully Dull
5 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My father hated "English" films. This may have been what he was talking about. Starting with a silly premise, having a bunch of hangdog British comedians react to it, over, and over, and over, and you have this dullard. The plot involves a house that is being haunted by a poltergeist. Chunks of hot coal burn holes in things, pots smash to the ground, things tip over or move, the usual. Enter an insurance agent and an expert on paranormal events. Sound like fun? Unfortunately, it's neither exciting or funny; it just becomes endless. The conclusion is grossly unsatisfying and the reason the poltergeist is in the house is never dealt with. The master of the house a silly, ineffectual man. The daughter, who becomes possessed, is equally dull. The wife is beside herself. Don't bother with this one.


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