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Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

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
Richard Webb ...
Peter Vinson
Jerome Cowan ...
Whitney Courtland
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Dr. Walters (as Onslow Stevenson)
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Mr. Gilman
Roman Bohnen ...
Melville Weston
Luis Van Rooten ...
Mr. Myers
Henry Guttman ...
Butler
Mary Adams ...
Miss Hendricks
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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Never Have the Stars Looked Down on an Adventure Like This!


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22 November 1948 (Sweden)  »

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A Noite Tem Mil Olhos  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 27, 1949 with Edward G. Robinson and William Demarest reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

John Triton aka 'The Mental Wizard': Your powers are limited.
Lt. Shawn: Yeah, I never had much luck with tea leaves.
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Connections

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 man discovers he has the gift or the curse of forseeing the future.
14 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this film only once & loved it! It shows just how versitile of an actor Robinson really was.

It tells the story of a man who discovers he really has the ability to see into the future. He becomes a recluse out of the fear that his predictions always come true. That same fear brings him out of reclusion when he seeks out the daughter of a woman he once loved to warn her of impending danger.

The only thing I dislike about this film? It never made it to video. For anyone that would like to see this film's plot, I recommend "The Clarivoyant" with Claude Rains.


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