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Night Tide
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Night Tide -- On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival...
Night Tide -- US Home Video Trailer from American International
Night Tide -- Curtis Harrington's 1961 psychological chiller Night Tide.   Is about Sailor Johnny (Dennis Hopper) who falls in love with carnival-girl Mora  involved with the  deaths of two of her  previous suitors.
Night Tide -- On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival...

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Director:
Writers:
Curtis Harrington (screenplay) and
Curtis Harrington (short story)
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Release Date:
17 September 1965 (Mexico) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Temptress from the sea...loving...killing! See more »
Plot:
On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Early Hopper Mood Piece! See more (51 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dennis Hopper ... Johnny Drake
Linda Lawson ... Mora
Gavin Muir ... Capt. Samuel Murdock

Luana Anders ... Ellen Sands

Marjorie Eaton ... Madame Romanovitch
Tom Dillon ... Merry-Go-Round Operator (Ellen's Grandfather)
H.E. West ... Lt. Henderson
Ben Roseman ... Bruno
Marjorie Cameron ... Water Witch (as Cameron)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirby Allan ... Bongo Player (uncredited)
Barbette ... Man Talking at Bar (uncredited)
Danny Best ... Teen on Midway (uncredited)
James Boscon ... Teen on Midway Gawking at Mermaid (uncredited)
Richard Boscon ... Teen on Midway with Glasses (uncredited)
Chaino ... Head Bongo Player (uncredited)
Paul Horn ... Jazz Flutist (uncredited)
Joyce King ... Woman at Jazz Club (uncredited)
Bruno VeSota ... Man on the Stairs (uncredited)

Directed by
Curtis Harrington 
 
Writing credits
Curtis Harrington (screenplay)

Curtis Harrington  short story

Produced by
Aram Kantarian .... producer
Jules Schwartz .... executive producer
H. Duane Weaver .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Raksin 
 
Cinematography by
Vilis Lapenieks 
Floyd Crosby (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Jodie Copelan 
 
Production Design by
Paul Mathison 
 
Makeup Department
Bruno VeSota .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
H. Duane Weaver .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Karl Romaine .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Marvin Walowitz .... sound editor
 
Music Department
Chaino .... musician: bongos
Sid Sidney .... music editor
Paul Horn .... musician: flute (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David E. Blewitt .... production assistant (as David Blewitt)
David McDonald .... production assistant
Edgar Allan Poe .... quotation
Benjamin Zemach .... choreographer
Joyce King .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Girl from Beneath the Sea" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Peter Lorre was approached to play the role of Capt. Murdock, but the filmmakers couldn't afford the salary he demanded.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Johnny sits and talks with Capt. Murdock in Murdock's home, directly behind the captain, stuck to the wall under a leopard's pelt, is a small photo of a seated woman. The photo is entirely unobstructed. As the scene progresses, the photo inexplicably moves several inches to the left, to where it is now half-concealed by the leopard pelt.See more »
Quotes:
Mora:Because I feel the seawater in my veins. Because I listen to the roar of the sea and it speaks to me like a mother's voice. The tide pulls at my heart. And the face of the moon fills my soul with a strange longing.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in House of Harrington (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
SeaweedSee more »

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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Early Hopper Mood Piece!, 20 November 2004
Author: shepardjessica-1 from United States

Fascinating study with great location and innocent performance by Dennis Hopper who looks about sixteen years old, but is actually in his late 20's. Linda Lawson is lovely and mysterious and it's always great to see Luanna Anders. I hope this film has some kind of cult following because it's so strange.

A 7 out of 10. Best performance = Dennis Hopper. This is on DVD now and fairly easy to find. If you're a Hopper fan, this is a must-see. Great black and white cinematography and eery feel the entire film that is unexplainable. This should definitely have a higher rating by IMDb voters (in my opinion).

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