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Nightmare (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 20 August 1956 (Sweden)
A New Orleans musician has a nightmare about killing a man in a strange house but he suspects that it really happened.

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Rene Bressard
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Stan Grayson
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Gina - Stan's Girl
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Mrs. Sue Bressard
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Deputy Torrence
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Belknap / Harry Britten
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Madge Novick
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Meade 'Lux' Lewis ...
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A musician has a nightmare in which he killed a man. When he wakes up he finds evidence that the crime really took place and tries to find the truth with the help of his brother-in-law who is a police officer. Written by Volker Boehm

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Beware ! These are the eyes of a hypnotist !


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Trivia

When Stan goes out walking the morning after his nightmare he passes by a place with a sign that says "New Orleans' Most Famous Coffee Drinking Place". That would be the Morning Call Coffee Stand that was on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. Opened in 1870, it moved to Metaire in 1974. See more »

Goofs

According to the elevator there are only 15 floors in the hotel, but the shot of the building from outside shows more than fifteen. See more »

Connections

Version of Fear in the Night (1947) See more »

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What's Your Sad Story
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman (as Dick Sherman)
Performed by Connie Russell / Billy May Orchestra
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Scared to Death
22 September 2001 | by (Las Cruces, New Mexico) – See all my reviews

Kevin McCarthy, a jazzman from New Orleans, has a nightmare. He dreams he was in a strange room and committed a murder, only to find out the next morning that there are clues he actually did it. Terrified, he goes to his brother-in-law (Edward G Robinson) to ask for help. Edward G doesn't believe him at first, but soon the evidence begins to pile up. The rest is too good to reveal. Kevin McCarthy's performance right on the heels of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is flawless - the terrified victim

  • again. Eddie G's character as the cynical, hard boiled homicide dick is


one of his best. The story riveted me from start to finish and director Maxwell Shane set just the right tone. Watch for the final scenes in the mirrored room. The atmosphere shots of New Orleans in the 50's transports us back to another time. It's a mystery - a drama - a thriller. Do not miss it.


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