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Night Into Morning (1951)

Approved  |   |  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)
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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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8 June 1951 (USA)  »

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People in Love  »

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1.37 : 1
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Good understated drama
27 February 2001 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Perhaps it's the Berkeley locale that appeals to me, but I was riveted by this intelligently written and well acted look at alcoholism. Sure it's treading on similar ground to The Lost Weekend, but this is a much more intimate picture. Milland is outstanding as always, and even Nancy Kelly (Reagan) does well.


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