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Sleep, My Love (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 27 January 1948 (USA)
Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

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Barby
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Charles Vernay
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Mrs. Grace Vernay
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Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue. Written by Chris Yanda <cyanda@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca>

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...the most terrifying words a man ever whispered to a woman!


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Schlingen der Angst  »

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$1,800,000 (USA)
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 19, 1948 with Claudette Colbert reprising her film role. See more »

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When Alison is ready to fly back from Boston, the plane on the runway is a United Airlines flight. But when the plane begins to taxi, it now has an Eastern Airlines logo. See more »

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Sleep, My Love (1948)
3 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

Sirk delivers the goods. I don't know what it is about these "Gaslight" scenarios that I love so much, maybe it's just so delightfully devious. Okay, so the story is pretty damn predictable, but it's a really fun movie. Claudette Colbert (teamed up once again with Don Ameche, although in a far different way than MIDNIGHT) isn't great, but it's kind of a tricky role and she pulls it off pretty well. And for once, I enjoyed a Robert Cummings performance. Unfortunately, Raymond Burr doesn't get much to do and neither does femme fatale Hazel Brooks, although she does have a fantastic entrance, as we see her shapely legs coming down the stairs. But the performances aren't the film's strength. It has terrific pacing, some amazing shots (the whole thing is photographed very nicely) and even some good bits of comedy that manage not to undercut the tension. The Chinese wedding, for example, takes a good portion of time away from the action, but it's a delightful scene that establishes the relationship between Colbert and Cummings. Maybe this isn't a groundbreaking noir, but I really enjoyed it, especially for the entertaining (if somewhat routine) plot and superb cinematography.


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