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Nothing But the Night (1973)

PG | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | June 1975 (USA)
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 Bingham
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Sir Mark Ashley
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Anna Harb
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Joan Foster
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Dr. Haynes
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Mary Valley
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Cameron
John Robinson ...
Lord Fawnlee
Morris Perry ...
Dr. Yeats
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Inspector Grant
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Mrs. Alison
Duncan Lamont ...
Dr. Knight
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Dr. Rose
Geoffrey Frederick ...
Computer Operator
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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June 1975 (USA)  »

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The Resurrection Syndicate  »

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Lee and "Charlemagne 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 (I)''s books but only "To the Devil a Daughter" was ultimately made by Hammer. See more »

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At one point the ferry is shown going down a river to the sea. This scene looks to have been shot in Falmouth, Devon, some 500 miles south of the Scottish Isles. See more »

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Not schlock....
24 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't think this film is as bad as it's been suggested. If you go in viewing it more as a mystery than expecting faced paced horror from the start, I think it's enjoyable...it just requires some patience. The ending rewards you if you allow yourself to stick with it.

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing do their best with a less than great script, but it's important to keep in mind that most novel-to-screen adaptations do suffer badly, and I think this is more the case here. Gwyneth Strong does an amazing job as Mary Valley, and it makes me curious to see what other work she's done.

If you find a bargain DVD of this one, or see it on late night cable, give it a shot. And if you're a fan of British horror like I am, it is always great to have a visit with Lee and Cushing once again!


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