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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 -- 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 »
NewsDesk:
(20 articles)
The Stack: Before Midnight, Much Ado About Nothing, Night Tide, And More
 (From Twitch. 22 October 2013, 3:00 PM, PDT)

Night Tide – The DVD Review
 (From WeAreMovieGeeks.com. 21 October 2013, 7:07 AM, PDT)

Night Tide | Blu-ray Review
 (From ioncinema. 15 October 2013, 7:00 AM, PDT)

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Myth and mystery See more (46 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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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:
Susan Harrison, a friend of writer/director Curtis Harrington, was slated to play Mora but her then-boyfriend, Joël Colin intervened and insisted she be offered a higher salary than the budget allowed.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: After Mora first sits down to explain to Johnny who she really is, Mora says to Johnny, "Charlie I am so afraid."See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in House of Harrington (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Tell Tale HarpSee more »

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17 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Myth and mystery, 3 October 1999
Author: Matthew Ignoffo (mermatt@webtv.net) from Eatontown, NJ, USA

Though it is a small production, it is interesting in the way it deals with the myth and mystery of the sea and its lore. We are purposely given sketchy information about the carnival mermaid who may in fact be a siren luring the lonely sailor nearly to his doom.

A very young Hopper plays the sailor, and Lawson is sufficiently enchanting to make us believe that she is more than just a girl wearing a fake fishtail. The film has a TWILIGHT ZONE quality to it, leaving the viewer wondering at the end.

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