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Endless Night (1972)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Horror  |  5 October 1972 (UK)
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Based on an Agatha Christie suspense novel; a newly-wed couple are threatened after building their dream home on cursed land.

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Michael Rogers is a chauffeur with little money, but big dreams. Foremost of these is building his dream house on the perfect piece of land. Michael gets his chance when his new girlfriend, Ellie, turns out to be an extremely wealthy heiress. The two are wed and are soon living in a modern home on Gipsy's Acre. Their idyllic life shatters around them with a series of bizarre events and threats. Micheal comes under the disapproving eye of both Ellie's greedy family and her interfering best-friend Greta. On top of that, local legend says their property is cursed. What danger lurks for the young newlyweds, and is it a human plot or something supernatural? Written by L. Hamre

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The singing voice of Hayley Mills was dubbed by Shirley Jones in the movie "Endless Night". Shirley's singing voice had a noticeably mature quality which did not fit the young Hayley Mills. See more »

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A big plot point is made of the fact that all the windows in Mike and Ellie's dream house are one-way windows, allowing them to look out but no one outside to see in - yet in several exterior scenes characters can be seen looking out the windows. See more »

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Lippincott: [introducing himself] I am that figure of fiction, the family lawyer.
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Featured in Agatha Christie: A Woman of Mystery (2007) See more »

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A flawed classic
25 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I love this film and have watched it many times. The idea at the heart of the film is very haunting: it is encapsulated in the words of the Swedish architect who says, at one point, "You should have went the other way". I think there are some genuine chills in this film, particularly the scene where Michael returns to Gypsey's Acre, which always has the hairs standing up on my neck. It is a film that you cannot discuss in terms of the plot, as it has a sudden twist at the end (or really, a series of twists), which tend to alter your perception of everything that you've seen before. I think it stands up there with most of the films in this genre, and is a good deal better than many others. Everyone has a "good bad movie", and this is mine. In the hands of Hitchcock, it would have been a masterpiece: its makers manage to achieve something less elevated, but nevertheless lasting in its effects.


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