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Day of the Nightmare -- A detailing of the murderous impulses of a commercial artist who is suspected of killing a woman.


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John Ireland ... Detective Sgt. Dave Harmon
Beverly Bain ... Barbara Crane
Cliff Fields ... Jonathan Crane

John Hart ... Dr. Philip Crane

Elena Verdugo ... Miss Devi
Jimmy Cross ... Detective Smith (as James Cross)
Michael Kray ... Lieutenant Cody
Maralou Gray ... Alice
Bonnie Beckos ... Schoolteacher
Bette Treadville ... Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bambi Allen ... Brunette at Party (uncredited)
Sheri Jackson ... Brunette Lesbian (uncredited)
Elizabeth Knowles ... Jonathan's Mother (uncredited)
Dee Lockwood ... Berta (uncredited)
Lynne Lori ... Dee - Model (uncredited)
Meri McDonald ... Lesbian (uncredited)

Liz Renay ... Laura Sisterman (uncredited)
Forman Shane ... Tony (uncredited)
Steve Vincent ... Perry (uncredited)

Directed by
John A. Bushelman  (as John Bushelman)
Writing credits
Leonard Goldstein (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Leon Bleiberg .... producer
Michael Kraike .... executive producer
Original Music by
André Brummer  (as Henri Price)
Cinematography by
Ted V. Mikels (director of photography) (as Ted Mikels)
Art Direction by
Mike McCloskey 
Makeup Department
Marsha D'Arcy .... hair stylist
Rod Wilson .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Boyle .... assistant director
Sound Department
Don Herald .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Maxwell .... assistant camera
Other crew
Jack Cantor .... assistant to producer
John Garwood .... production coordinator (as Gabe Delutri)
Paul Gibran .... dialogue director
Crew believed to be complete

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Psycho-like Detective Drama, 17 April 2016
Author: Rainey-Dawn from United States

This one is a lot like watching an episode of Dragnet or Route 66 and and combing that with Hitchcock's Psycho. John Ireland plays Detective Sgt. Dave Harmon who reminds me a little bit like Sgt. Joe Friday or even Buz Murdock with his cool demeanor and smooth talking detective style. Cliff Fields plays Jonathan Crane who will remind you all to much Norman Bates. There are a lot of differences of course from this film and Hitchcock's Psycho but you can easily draw parallels between the films and characters Jonathan Crane & Norman Bates.

While this film is very similar to Psycho in it's way it is in no means a rip-off of Hitchcock's classic. This film is a story of it's own - and it's a pretty good one.

One thing I did not like this film - the ending. The ending to me was hurried, a bit sloppy and could have been rewritten into something conclusive. But it is an unsuspected ending which is nice - must have been a shock to audiences in 1965.


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