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The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 19 December 1955 (USA)
On a routine flight from Hong-Kong to Japan, a British military transport aircraft's fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.

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Cast

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Air Marshal Hardie
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Mary Campbell
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Owen Robertson
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Fl. Lt. McKenzie
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Mrs. Robertson
Ralph Truman ...
Wainwright
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Lindsay
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The Pilot
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The Soldier
Alfie Bass ...
The Soldier
George Rose ...
Bennett
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The Engineer
David Orr ...
The Co-Pilot
David Yates ...
The Navigator
Doreen Aris ...
Miss Robertson
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Storyline

At a fashionable dinner party in Hong Kong a naval officer is coaxed into revealing details of a dream in which eight persons take off from Bangkok in a Dakota bound for Tokyo and crash in the Japanese mountains. Amongst those listening is Air Marshal Hardie who is due to fly to Tokyo the next day. Hardie initially dismisses the dream because he is scheduled to fly out in a Liberator, but as Hardie arrives at the airport he discovers that the Liberator has developed mechanical problems and has been replaced by a Dakota. When, just before the flight is due to depart, two soldiers board the plane making a complement of eight, Hardie fears that the Dream may be coming true and he is destined to die. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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12 Men and a Girl Re-Living a Dream That Fortold Disaster See more »

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Mystery | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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19 December 1955 (USA)  »

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(Gaumont Kalee Recording) (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Urquhart was offered the chance to play McKenzie. See more »

Goofs

The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) soldiers are not wearing the REME cap badge with crown, horse and lightning. See more »

Quotes

Bennett: You're sure it is Japan? From what I've seen of your flying methods it could be China, or Blackpool for that matter.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: KAI TAK AIRPORT HONG KONG See more »

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You're Only Dreaming
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Music by Joyce Cochrane
Lyrics by Christopher Hassall
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Needs a DVD release.. NOW!
28 October 2009 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Why on earth is this not available on DVD? A Brilliant film that fully deserves a DVD release. One wonders if any trails or out takes survive too?

Redgrave is - as always - excellent and the supporting cast are superb. An intriguing story - that has already been described by other reviewers, so I won't repeat that.

It used to play regularly on UK TV but has now disappeared. Does anyone know who now owns it? Could they be persuaded to re-master it and release it on DVD? Being directed by BBC TV film critic Barry Norman's dad should give it a little extra interest for the market.


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