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Night Must Fall (1964)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  18 March 1964 (USA)
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A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.

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Danny is a working-class psychopath who moves in with a wealthy widow to redecorate her house. He plays "games" with her while sleeping with her daughter and maid. Written by alfiehitchie

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The lusty brawling star of "Tom Jones" goes psycho in Night Must Fall.

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Gripping thriller
17 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Night must fall is a riveting film with Albert Finney giving a fantastic performance. He plays Danny, the boyfriend of a kitchen maid (Sheila Hancock) who works for a wealthy widow. However, it isn't long before he sets his sights on the widow's daughter, Olivia (Susan Hampshire). Danny hides a terrible secret from those around him, he is not who people think he is. He is charming towards his girlfriend, his employer and even manages to win round Olivia, and it is this charm which makes his dark side even more frightening. Albert Finney is wonderful to watch, combining charm and humour with menace and danger. The supporting cast is also first-rate, there is a tense atmosphere throughout and it is a shame this film is so little-known - it is an excellent, suspenseful, engaging thriller.


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