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Nothing But the Night
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Director:
Writers:
Brian Hayles (screenplay)
John Blackburn (novel)
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Release Date:
June 1975 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
This nightmare has already killed five people - now it's yours to live!
Plot:
Already three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last months, looking like suicides... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Classic case of the sum being less than the parts. See more (21 total) »

Cast

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Christopher Lee ... Colonel Charles Bingham

Peter Cushing ... Sir Mark Ashley

Diana Dors ... Anna Harb
Georgia Brown ... Joan Foster
Keith Barron ... Dr. Haynes
Gwyneth Strong ... Mary Valley

Fulton Mackay ... Cameron
John Robinson ... Lord Fawnlee
Morris Perry ... Dr. Yeats

Michael Gambon ... Inspector Grant
Shelagh Fraser ... Mrs. Alison
Duncan Lamont ... Dr. Knight

Kathleen Byron ... Dr. Rose
Geoffrey Frederick ... Computer Operator
Louise Nelson ... Nurse
Robin Wentworth ... Head Porter
Michael Segal ... First Reporter
John Kelland ... Second Reporter
Michael Wynne ... Donald
Kenneth Watson ... Jamie (as Ken Watson)
Andrew McCulloch ... Malcolm
Paul Humpoletz ... Angus
Stuart Saunders ... Police Sergeant
Stanley Lebor ... Policeman
Michael Brennan ... Deck Hand
Beatrice Kane ... Helen Van Traylen
Janet Bruce ... Naureen Stokes
Geoffrey Denton ... Paul Anderson

Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
 
Writing credits
Brian Hayles (screenplay)

John Blackburn (novel "Nothing But the Night")

Produced by
Anthony Nelson Keys .... producer
Christopher Lee .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Malcolm Williamson 
 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Talbot  (as Ken Talbot)
 
Film Editing by
Keith Palmer 
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. 
 
Art Direction by
Colin Grimes 
 
Makeup Department
Eddie Knight .... make-up
Patricia McDermott .... hairdresser (as Pat McDermott)
 
Production Management
Tom Sachs .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ariel Levy .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound mixer
Don Challis .... sound editor
Danny Daniel .... sound recordist
Cyril Taylor .... sound camera
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Charlie McFadden .... boom operator (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ronnie Maasz .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Eddy Joseph .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical director
 
Other crew
Doreen Dearnaley .... continuity
Liz Green .... production secretary
John T. Parker .... presenter
Stirling W. Smith .... presenter
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
Renée Glynne .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"The Resurrection Syndicate" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Germany:12 | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Spain:18 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2012) | USA:PG
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The final film of Michael Brennan.See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Classic case of the sum being less than the parts., 3 February 2009
Author: innocuous from Raleigh, NC, USA

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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