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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 ...
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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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First cinema film of Michael Gambon. See more »

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When Joan Foster speaks about the tape recording to Sir Mark in the boathouse, where he is carrying out an autopsy on the dead trustees, Sir Mark is clearly sampling parts of an real dead octopus rather than a prop human organ. See more »

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Classic case of the sum being less than the parts.
3 February 2009 | by (Raleigh, NC, USA) – See all my reviews

In spite of having some exciting (and daring) sequences, NBTN just never gets going. There are exploding boats, hat pin murders, mass suicides, pathologists with body parts, and all sorts of classic mystery/horror scenes, but they're interspersed with extended periods of pure exposition. Everybody in the movie looks bored. This is a shame because many of the sequences would be considered daring at the time this was filmed.

Add to this the "too-proper" Brit characters and you feel like you've drifted into a Sherlock Holmes movie.

Finally, the cinematography is very ordinary. There are lots of opportunities for beautiful shots of of the countryside, or complex shots of someone being pulled into a huge bonfire, but the whole thing is unimaginative and dull.

Definitely only for Lee and Cushing fans.


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