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The Night Digger (1971)

Effective psychological love story with a macabre twist not found in the original Joy Cowley novel. The dreary existence of middle- aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with ... See full summary »

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Effective psychological love story with a macabre twist not found in the original Joy Cowley novel. The dreary existence of middle- aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of young handyman Billy Jarvis, but there is more to Billy than meets the eye. This well-crafted film, full of sexual tension and Gothic flavor, was Patricia Neal's second after her return to acting, her real-life stroke worked deftly into the story by then-husband Roald Dahl. Written by Shane Pitkin <be50006@binghamton.edu>

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A lonely woman in a decaying mansion... A young stranger on a big, black bike. See more »

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12 May 1971 (USA)  »

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Az ásós gyilkos  »

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The approximately £800 Maura withdraws from the bank would equate to $2,000 at the time or almost $12,000 in 2016. See more »

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Pretty good movie
17 December 2000 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Roald Dahl has always been a good story-teller, and this movie, for which he wrote the screenplay, is no exception. It's a macabre love story with a somewhat unexpected ending. Very good acting and story-telling. I recommend this film for all Roald Dahl fans. 7/10.


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