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Cornell Woolrich (novel)
Maxwell Shane (written for the screen by)
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Release Date:
20 August 1956 (Sweden) See more »
A musician has a nightmare in which he killed a man. When he wakes up he finds evidence that the crime... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Edward G. Robinson ... Rene Bressard

Kevin McCarthy ... Stan Grayson

Connie Russell ... Gina - Stan's Girl
Virginia Christine ... Mrs. Sue Bressard

Rhys Williams ... Deputy Torrence
Gage Clarke ... Belknap / Harry Britten
Marian Carr ... Madge Novick
Barry Atwater ... Capt. Warner
Meade 'Lux' Lewis ... Meade
Billy May and His Orchestra ... Themselves (as Billy May and his Orchestra)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Brooks ... Oscar, the Bartender (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Bob Clune (uncredited)
John Mitchum ... Onlooker at Stan's Suicide Attempt (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Nightclub Table Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Maxwell Shane 
Writing credits
Cornell Woolrich (novel)

Maxwell Shane (written for the screen by)

Produced by
William H. Pine .... producer
William C. Thomas .... producer
Original Music by
Herschel Burke Gilbert 
Cinematography by
Joseph F. Biroc (director of photography)
Film Editing by
George A. Gittens  (as George Gittens)
Art Direction by
Frank Paul Sylos  (as Frank Sylos)
Set Decoration by
Edward G. Boyle  (as Edward Boyle)
Makeup Department
Norman Pringle .... makeup artist
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert H. Justman .... assistant director (as Robert Justman)
Al Murphy .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound recordist (as Roger Heman)
Jack Solomon .... sound recordist (as Jack Soloman)
Paul Wolfe .... recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Howard A. Anderson .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Beetson Jr. .... wardrobe (as Frank Beetson)
Fay Moore .... wardrobe
Music Department
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... musical director
Billy May .... music arranger
Billy May .... vocal arranger
Other crew
Hazel W. Hall .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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Spain:89 min | USA:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
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I'd really love to see/find this film again., 14 May 2000
Author: Larry1230 from

I saw this movie several years ago, and it scared me plenty. It used to run a lot on late night tv, but I haven't seen it in years. I'm surprised AMC doesn't pick it up with its' film noir series.

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