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Night Without Sleep (1952)

Awaking one morning out of a drunken stupor, composer Richard Morton can't shake the feeling he has murdered a woman during the night.


(as Roy Baker)


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Cast overview:
Julie Bannon
Lisa Muller (as Hildegarde Neff)
Laura Harkness (as Joyce MacKenzie)
Emily Morton
Donald Randolph ...
Dr. Clarke
John Harkness


Awaking one morning out of a drunken stupor, composer Richard Morton can't shake the feeling he has murdered a woman during the night.

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Release Date:

16 February 1953 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

La noche que nunca fue mia  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Music by Alfred Newman
Lyrics by Ken Darby
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Aired on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater in 1976
16 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

1952's "Night Without Sleep" is an obscure Fox 'B' that popped up on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater on February 28 1976, followed by second feature "Beginning of the End," the Bert I. Gordon cheapie about giant grasshoppers. The prospect of sitting through this snoozefest does indeed chill the blood, basically a feature length exposition centering on a once famous musician, now an unhappily married alcoholic who finds more camaraderie with his dog than with the numerous females in the cast. Star Gary Merrill made a career out of roles like this, especially on the Hitchcock teleseries, but never once raises the scale on the dramatic meter. Earlier on Chiller Theater was the even more obscure "Run Psycho Run," a 1965 melodrama that Merrill did in Italy, even tougher to find. In 1974, he and June Vincent would be reunited, again as husband and wife, on an episode of KUNG FU, "The Way of Violence Has No Mind." Any audience that braves "Night Without Sleep" may have trouble avoiding 90 minutes of boredom.

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