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 »
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>
Lee and Charlmagne Films optioned two other books by John Blackburn, "Portrait of Barbara" and "Bury Him Darkly," which were envisioned as sequels to "Nothing but the Night" with Lee recreating the role of Colonel Bingham, but it didn't work out. They also optioned some of Dennis Wheatley's books but only "To the Devil a Daughter," which was ultimately made by Hammer. See more »
This adaptation of a John Blackburn novel is a very good British horror/mystery, reuniting for the nth time Lee/Cushing, as always very good: the plot revolves around a series of strange deaths of the old philantropic people that sustain an orphanage where lives a little girl, daughter of a psychic (Diana Dors); the final explanation, even if a little contrived and simplistic by today standards, is not without a logic and this mystery is definitely worth your time (and a place on your shelves).
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