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Endless Night (1972)

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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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This British film was much more popular in Italy than in Britain. Director Sidney Gilliat expressed admiration for the Italian title - which translates as "Champagne After The Funeral" - and wished he had thought of it for a British title. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Endless Night
Sung by Shirley Jones
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Very underrated
18 February 2011 | by (Woking) – See all my reviews

I first saw this on BBC1 1985 Sat late film before close down and even still have it on Video.Its made on a budget from a period when we had some great low budget British Films.The Gipsies acre setting on Brighstone Down,Isle of Wight with Ellie dancing is magical and i've visited this area.Some wonderful stars such as George Sanders and Britt Eckland.It has some really scary moments.My favourite scene has Michael Rodgers working at the filling station and a local Lord with his Roller handing him money,then saying "don't forget my Green Shield Stamps". Foolhardy Reuben with his Jensen Interceptor and Ms Moneypenny(Lois Maxwell) as his wife.It keeps you in suspense the whole 99 mins with lovely music and Hayley mills singing the theme tune on the house piano. A real twist at the end.I have the original poster-"One in ten guess the answer".Please do not remake.


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