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The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Air Marshal Hardie
Sheila Sim ...
Mary Campbell
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Owen Robertson
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Fl. Lt. McKenzie
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Mrs Robertson
Ralph Truman ...
Lord Wainwright
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Commander Lindsay
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Bill Kerr ...
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Alfie Bass ...
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George Rose ...
Bennett
Victor Maddern ...
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David Orr ...
The Co-pilot
David Yates ...
The Navigator
Doreen Aris ...
Miss Robertson
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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but as Hardie arrives at the airport he discovers that the Liberator has developed mechanical problems and has been replaced by a Dakota.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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19 December 1955 (USA)  »

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

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

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Jazz Quickstep
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Music by Ron Goodwin
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"Storm, darkness, snow"
28 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The story begins to draw you in as commander Lindsay (Michael Hordern) relates a recent dream he has had about an air crash involving certain members of a dinner party he has cordially been invited to.Gradually, his dream starts to turn to a nightmarish reality as events start coming true. Even the Air Marshall played by Michael Redgrave, usually in control, finds his "stiff upper lip" starting to quiver as the dreaded dream of an air disaster looks like becoming a reality.Mr Robertson (Alexander Knox)gives a convincing performance as a man terrified of flying but more afraid of being seen to let his fear override his ideas of being dominated by superstition.This gripping story makes comparisons between the Eastern beliefs in dreams and omens and the Western culture's dismissive attitude to the same."There is no effect without cause" and this clever film has a way of persuading you that you are flying on the ill-fated Dakota instead of sitting comfortably in your armchair. An array of different characters and a fantastic supporting cast including the late Alfie Bass. Great story, superb direction from Leslie Norman, wonderful atmospheric music. In fact the perfect ingredients for a British classic thriller. Unforgettable film, a definite must watch. 10 stars. from Meryl Heasman (songwriter) CATFLAP MUSIC Kent England.


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