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The Night of the Following Day (1968)

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Two men kidnap a girl off the streets, take her to a beach house owned by a drug-addicted stewardess, and hold her for ransom.

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Friendly
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Fisherman-Cop
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Pilot (as Al Lettier)
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Storyline

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 Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Because of the unusual ending no one will be admitted during the final 14 minutes! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

26 December 1968 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

La noche del día siguiente  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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In the scene in which Rita Moreno is in the tub zonked out on heroin, Marlon Brando entered the set completely drunk and played the scene in that condition. In the editing room director Hubert Cornfield had to delete the parts in which his drunkenness was apparent. See more »

Quotes

Chauffeur: Listen, man... if you want to try anything freaky, you don't do it with her.
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Referenced in Brando (2007) See more »

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Brando shines in outstanding performance
16 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Night Before The Following Day is one of Marlon Brando's most over-looked films. Looking as fit and trim as he was in Streetcar Named Desire, Brando gives an emotionally charged performance as Bud (Brando's nickname in real life!), the leader of a gang of ruthless kidnappers. Brando's acting is at its best in an amazing scene in which he has an intense conversation with Jess Hahn about his misgivings regarding the success of their kidnapping.

The supporting cast is remarkable. Richard Boone as a sadistic murderer, gives his finest career performance. His villain is the most chilling in movie-screen history. Jess Hahn, as hard-luck Wally, steals the show. He has the look and build of a man who has been dealt the worst of bad luck. Rita Moreno as Wally's drug-addicted sister and Brando's girl-friend, is at her rawest. And a young Pamela Franklin as the kidnap victim shines in a truly abusive role.

Raw acting, graphic brutality, realistic action, a surprise ending, and out-standing acting performances makes The Night Before The Following Day a Marlon Brando classic.


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