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The Night Visitor (1971)

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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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Britt Torens
Erik Kühnau ...
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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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7 February 1972 (Sweden)  »

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Salem likes to play chess. Max Von Sydow plays chess with Death in 'The Seventh Seal. See more »

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When the Inspector and Doctor are existing Salem's cell. See more »

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The Parrot: Salem, come to supper!
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New Meaning
26 February 2000 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) – See all my reviews

It has been thirty years since I first saw this title, at a drive-in movie theater, with my girlfriend. She and I both had eyes glued to the screen. The "feeling" of the setting still lingers and we could almost experience the cold. But what I remember the most is that The Night Visitor gave new meaning to the old line,

"a little birdy told me...".

Superb direction and wonderfully twisting ending!


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