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Things Happen at Night (1948)

A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Drayton ...
Wilfred Prescott
Robertson Hare ...
Vincent Ebury
Gwynneth Vaughan ...
Audrey Prescott
Olga Lindo ...
Hilda Prescott
Garry Marsh ...
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 ...


A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.

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Comedy | Horror





Release Date:

3 November 1948 (UK)  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Crazy Credits

Marilyn Williams appears in the credits as singer for "First of Forever." Neither she nor the song appear. See more »


Version of The Poltergeist (1950) See more »


First of Forever
Sung by Marilyn Williams
Music by George Melachrino (uncredited)
Lyrics by James Dyrenforth (uncredited)
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Cute Comedy Horror
15 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Much better than I anticipated - this one is rather cute. Living in a house that's haunted and the ghost possesses the young girl's mind. All she has to do is to think about him and he does things to haunt the girl's family.

This one is very British, a haunted house and a possessed girl, so you will already know or have a general idea of the type of humor you will see in this film. I love the British humor and comedy horror film so this movie is right up my alleyway.

Don't expect this to be perfect - it's simply a B film done all in fun and it is a fun watch if you enjoy British humor and comedy horror films.

Just one question: Why did they add this film to the Dark Crimes 50-Films Pack? LOL I'm glad to have it but it really does not belong in this pack.


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