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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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Mr. Gilman
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Melville Weston - Special Prosecutor
Luis Van Rooten ...
Mr. Myers
Henry Guttman ...
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Miss Hendricks - Housekeeper
Douglas Spencer ...
Dr. Ramsdell
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Early in the picture, a very humble John Triton is shown climbing stairs to his tenement. In the background is clearly shown the Los Angeles funicular railway "Angels Flight", a feature of Bunker Hill in downtown from 1901, running between the close-spaced buildings from Hill to Olive St, south of the entrance to the 3rd St tunnel..The tenements were eventually to fall to redevelopment, as did Angels Flight, which after a hiatus of about 27 years, was restored to service nearby on the hill. See more »

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John Triton aka 'The Mental Wizard': [to Jean and Elliott] I, uh, suppose that most people when they're looking back can see the exact point where their lives are touched by something... a new job, an unexpected inheritance, a quick decision, but I can't. My destiny came upon me... imperceptibly like
[Indicating with his finger]
John Triton aka 'The Mental Wizard': the first thin drops of rain are noticed on a window pane. It wasn't until the third or fourth or fifth drops that I became aware of this rain that was to engulf my life. I remember the date, August 3, 1928....
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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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A Haunting Tale of Suspense
7 December 1999 | by (Statesboro, Georgia) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a 16 year old, and have only seen it once since, but I found it to be a spooky and suspenseful tale. Edward G. Robinson does his usual superb job of acting, and I liked Gail Russell in it very much.


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