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The Night Visitor (1971)

GP  |   |  Crime, Thriller, Horror  |  7 February 1972 (Sweden)
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A man named Salem escapes from an insane asylum where he was confined for an axe-murder. Falsely convicted under a plea of "guilty due to insanity", he does not plan to let his sister and ... See full summary »

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Mr. Clemens
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Dr. Kemp
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Arthur Hewlett ...
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Hanne Bork ...
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Gretchen Franklin ...
Mrs. Hansen
Bjørn Watt-Boolsen ...
Mr. Torens
Lotte Freddie ...
Britt Torens
Erik Kühnau ...
Police Doctor
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A man named Salem escapes from an insane asylum where he was confined for an axe-murder. Falsely convicted under a plea of "guilty due to insanity", he does not plan to let his sister and her husband forget that they were responsible for the murder of a farmhand and for his cruel imprisonment in the asylum. Written by alfiehitchie

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If your skin doesn't crawl, its on too tight!

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This was originally planned as an American-set film to star Steve McQueen and was announced as such by Twentieth Century Fox in 1963. See more »

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The Parrot: Salem, come to supper!
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13 July 2003 | by (Nottinghamshire,England) – See all my reviews

This film grabs you from start to finish.The clever way that Max Von Sydow,s character Salem executes his plan is engrossing.All the acting in this film is brilliant,but special credit has to go to Trevor Howard,s performance playing an ageing world weary inspector perfectly.It says a lot for the power of this film that although i have not been able to see it for over 10 years due to no dvd or video being available in the UK, it would still be in my top 20 movies ever.The plot was so good that i thought the ending would have to let it down,but instead turns out to be one of the best bits.

A forgotten masterpiece that far too few people have seen if the number of people that have voted for it is anything to go by.


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