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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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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 »

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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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Endless Night
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Excellent psychological thriller
5 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Endless Night is a very fine, interesting, and unusual film-just like the novel on which it was based. It seems amazing that this under-appreciated film, which follows Christie's novel closely, was never released theatrically in the U.S.

Acting is very good for the most part; Hayley Mills is good in a somewhat difficult role, as is Hywel Bennett. These two had starred together in several films over the previous five or six years, and work well together. As always, George Sanders is great, as is Leo Genn in a comparatively small role as a psychiatrist-one wishes both of them had more screen time. Britt Ekland also turns in one of her better performances as Greta.

Other actors in the film of note are Peter Bowles, Lois Maxwell, Aubrey Richards, Ann Way, Helen Horton, Walter Gotell and David Bauer. Allso good are Patience Collier as Miss Townsend, and Madge Ryan as Hywel Bennett's mother. Per Oscarsson as architect Santonix is the only weak spot in the cast; he often mumbles his lines and is difficult to understand.

Endless Night is a very good film that deserves a lot more attention and recognition than it received at the time of its somewhat limited release. Fortunately it has been released on video and later DVD and is not difficult to find. Fans of Agatha Christie will enjoy it and also anyone who likes a well-made psychological thriller.


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