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Nothing But the Night (1973)

 -  Crime | Horror | Mystery  -  June 1975 (USA)
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Already three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last months, looking like suicides. However after a mysterious accident of a bus with the last three trustees and 30 ... See full summary »

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Colonel Charles Bingham
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Sir Mark Ashley
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Anna Harb
Georgia Brown ...
Joan Foster
Keith Barron ...
Dr. Haynes
Gwyneth Strong ...
Mary Valley
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Cameron
John Robinson ...
Lord Fawnlee
Morris Perry ...
Dr. Yeats
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Inspector Grant
Shelagh Fraser ...
Mrs. Alison
Duncan Lamont ...
Dr. Knight
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Dr. Rose
Geoffrey Frederick ...
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Louise Nelson ...
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Already three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last months, looking like suicides. However after a mysterious accident of a bus with the last three trustees and 30 orphan kids in it, police colonel Bingham starts investigating. First question is, how came that the dead bus driver is burnt when there was no fire during the accident? Dr. Ashley uses hypnosis to find the truth about the mysterious happenings. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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This nightmare has already killed five people - now it's yours to live!


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A lot better than I'd expected.
23 May 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

With an overall rating of just a bit over 3, I sure didn't expect much from this Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing collaboration. However, I was surprised to find this film was a lot better than I'd come to believe. Perhaps some of the reason the film has a lower score than the usual fare from these actors is that although the film has the usual supernatural angle, you don't learn about this until the end. Up until then, it just seems like a detective film about some nasty ex-con who is being sought be Scotland Yard. I could say more, but it would spoil the suspense.

Strengths of the film include a very novel script, generally good acting (though the ex-con is about as unsubtle a character as you can find), and nice location shooting. The biggest minus is that the thing just takes a long time to get going, though by the end of the film the whole thing is steaming full speed ahead.


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