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Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 22 October 1948 (USA)
When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity.

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Elliott Carson
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Lieut. Shawn
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Peter Vinson
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Whitney Courtland
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Dr. Walters (as Onslow Stevenson)
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When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A Noite Tem Mil Olhos  »

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Gail Russell's car, a Chrysler convertible, is shown entering her driveway, and the license plate "40 R 116" is visible. In the film SUNSET BOULEVARD, William Holden's car, a Plymouth convertible, is described by Finance Man #2 as a "1946 Plymouth convertible, California license 40 R 116" See more »

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Elliott Carson: Darling, the stars can't hurt you.
Jean Courtland: They keep watching.
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Referenced in Pieces (1982) See more »

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Nobody Knows the Trouble I Feel
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Traditional Negro spiritual
Played by Jerome Cowan on piano
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Engrossing Drama
10 June 2004 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

"The Night has a Thousand Eyes" is a most engaging drama, with Edward G. Robinson giving his all to the role of a clairvoyant. A wonderful Robinson performance. Gail Russell is seen in one of her best film appearances. John Lund is well cast as Russell's doubting but supportive love interest.

The atmosphere created here has an almost hypnotic effect. Robinson is completely into his role and totally convincing.

That this film has not yet to date made it on video is incredible. Of all the lesser films that did so, this movie warrants attention. Paramount Pictures [us]--please take note.


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