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Things start to go wrong for a group of criminals after they kidnap a young heiress and hold her for ransom at a beach house in France. Fighting among the co-conspirators boils over shortly after the ransom is picked up, leading to a violent end for most. Written by
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The final shot, with Marlon Brando smiling in a close-up, was particularly difficult to film for director Hubert Cornfield. Brando kept on making silly faces and refused to smile because he was upset that the ending he preferred was not filmed. In the editing room, Cornfield picked out one frame in which Brando smiled before making another face. See more »
I don't want you to hurt the girl; I don't want you to touch her. If I come back and I find out that she's not all right, I'm gonna take that burp gun and I'm gonna jam it up your nose... and I'm gonna pull the trigger 'til it doesn't work any more.
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Night of the Following Day is as freaky as it's title is meaningless. Blonde-haired Marlon Brando and his blond-haired girlfriend (Rita Moreno) along with a couple of un-trustworthy accomplices decide to kidnap a rich British girl and ask for ransom. What starts out a fairly straightforward crime caper soon develops into an over-the-top psychodrama as the criminals begin getting paranoid and start double-crossing each other. Richard Boone is exceptional as Brando's chief nemesis...a ruthless turncoat who'll stop at nothing to get his piece of the ransom. Of course, he's going up against Brando, so...you know the rest. Boone's craggy, pock-marked face and perpetual scowl have seldom been put to such good use. Brando and Moreno are dynamite and clearly have A LOT of chemistry. Pamela Franklin plays the unlucky victim.
This is one of several odd-ball movies Brando made during the '60s (see Morituri, The Apaloosa, etc) and one of the least known. It's definitely worth seeing!
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