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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...
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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...

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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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A Man Needs a Murmaid See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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:
The screenplay was expanded from a short story called "The Secrets of the Sea" by writer-director Curtis Harrington which was finally made available in its entirety in 2013 in Harrington's posthumously-published autobiography, "Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Johnny and Mora arrive at the dive spot in the motor boat, a medium camera shot shows Mora suited up with dive tank and dive mask on her head. The shot then switches to a close up, but now we see Mora has no dive mask on, and in fact, we see Johnny holding both his and Mora's masks in his hands.See more »
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Soundtrack:
SeaweedSee more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A Man Needs a Murmaid, 11 April 2007
Author: amosduncan_2000 from United States

Oddball cheapie is a lot of atmospheric fun for about an hour or so, then kind of just peters out with a weak ending. Still, there is a nice tone to the off hand, low key acting, and it is wonderful for an L.A. Lover to see Santa Monica and Venice as they looked in this period. This film, along with Welles "Touch Of Evil" and John Parker's "Dementia" aka "Daughter of Horror", form a sort of dark trilogy of Venice Beach Noir. The unmistakable Bruno Ve Sota (the poor man's Orson Welles?) is in two of them. Anyway, it's a must for any fan of the "Pyschotronic" film underground, you'll be glad you checked it out. Love the scene with the Seagull.

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