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Night Into Morning (1951)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  8 June 1951 (USA)
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Berkeley university professor adjusts (using alcohol) to tragic fire deaths of wife & son.

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Philip Ainley
John Hodiak ...
Tom Lawry
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Mrs. Katherine Mead (as Nancy Davis)
Lewis Stone ...
Dr. Horace Snyder
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Girl Next Door
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Mrs. Annie Ainley
Dawn Addams ...
Dottie Phelps
Jonathan Cott ...
Chuck Holderson
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Mrs. Niemoller
Gordon Gebert ...
Russ Kirby
Harry Antrim ...
Sam Andersen
Katherine Warren ...
Mrs. Margaret Andersen
Mary Lawrence ...
Edith Bottomly, Waitress / Student
Herb Vigran ...
Joe, the Bartender
Otto Waldis ...
Dr. Franz Niemoller
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Philip Ainley is a happily-married English teacher at a major USA university, whose life is turned upside down when his wife and child are killed by an explosion and fire in their home. Ainley's associate teacher, Tom Lawry, and the secretary of the department, Katherine Mead, a widow, do what tan to comfort him after the tragedy. As time goes by, Lawry thinks that nothing further can be done and becomes jealous of Katherine's continued efforts to help Ainley. Ainley, following an outward calm during the funeral and following days, tries to escape his sad anxiety through alcohol, and then via a suicide attempt. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Romance

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8 June 1951 (USA)  »

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People in Love  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Night Into Morning (1951) **1/2
3 January 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Ray Milland reprises his drunken "Lost Weekend" routine in this typical drama about a professor who mourns the accidental death of his wife and 10-year-old boy, and then instead of adequately grieving over the loss, takes to drowning his sorrows in the bottle and becomes an alcoholic. His two best friends who care about him constantly try to set him on the straight and narrow path. I found this to be pretty standard with predictable results, with a stagnant plot that really doesn't go anywhere. What set this above average and worth one look is the good performance from Milland as well as a young Nancy Davis (Reagan) as one of the thoughtful friends who's devoted to him and can relate, having lost a spouse herself. **1/2 out of ****


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