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Sleep, My Love (1948)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery  |  18 February 1948 (USA)
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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.

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Helen, the Maid
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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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18 February 1948 (USA)  »

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Schlingen der Angst  »

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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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Psychological Melodrama
16 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are overtones of "Gaslight" in this watchable little movie from 1948 in that it has the same plot -that of a husband trying to persuade his wife that she is going mad .It sets its story in a then contemporary USA rather than foggy London town in the era of hansom cabs and cobbled streets. The husband is Richard Courtland (Don Ameche) who wishes to get his paws on his wife Alison 's inheritance in order that he can then marry his mistress ,the delectable Daphne ( Hazel Brooks)/the wife is played by Claudette Colbert. To this end he is covertly administering hypnotic drugs. The movie opens with Alison on a train and not knowing how she got there.Later she tries to jump from a balcony with no apparent motive for her actions and the movie builds to a neat and edgy climax on the Brooklyn Bridge .Out to stop the husband's evil machinations is "Bruce Eliot" played by Robert Cummins

Supporting roles are in the capable hands of such performers as George colouris (playing a phoney shrink),Raymond Burr as a sceptical policeman and such adroit bit part players as Ralph Morgan and Keye Luke .They indeed ,outshine the leads who are all adequate but slightly miscast and playing against type

The plot is predictable but Douglas Sirk does a good job of building suspense with some deft Hitchcockian touches


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