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Brian Hayles (screenplay)
John Blackburn (novel)
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June 1975 (USA) See more »
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This nightmare has already killed five people - now it's yours to live!
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NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT (Peter Sasdy, 1972) **1/2 See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Christopher Lee ... Col. 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 ... Insp. Grant
Duncan Lamont ... Dr. Knight
Shelagh Fraser ... Mrs. Alison

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
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Directed by
Peter Sasdy 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Blackburn  novel "Nothing But the Night"
Brian Hayles  screenplay

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 .... makeup artist
Patricia McDermott .... hair stylist (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 (as Philip Martel)
 
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 (Eastmancolor)
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Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Spain:18 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2012) | USA:PG
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First cinema film of Michael Gambon.See more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT (Peter Sasdy, 1972) **1/2, 18 October 2008
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

It's always a thrill to catch up with something that I missed out on when it was shown on local TV in the early 1980s; the fact that this immediately takes me back to my childhood days when home video was still science-fiction in my neck of the woods and I was (almost completely) at the mercy of TV programmers for my practical film education is kind of sweetly ironic given the picture's own 'reincarnation' theme! Even if it's available on DVD in Japan (of all places), I came across it via a full-frame TV screening with forced French subtitles.

It was the sole film made by Christopher Lee's own company, Charlemagne Productions: in an interview done at the time of the film's release (which I just dug up in a magazine of my father's), he takes pains to stress how he abhors screen violence and how, despite the presence of himself and frequent partner Peter Cushing, his new film is "not one of those macabre movies...but an action-adventure thriller with tension, suspense, a lot of exciting outdoor action, and some moments of high terror...a very good evening's escapist entertainment" (needless to say, the film's lurid re-issue titles – THE DEVIL'S UNDEAD and THE RESURRECTION SYNDICATE – made no such qualms!). Incidentally, it is also stated that Lee intended to adapt two other works by John Blackburn (writer of the film's source novel) for the screen – but these, of course, never came to pass. Still, given its eventual climactic similarities to the later and superior THE WICKER MAN (1973), this film is as much a horror piece as that one would prove to be. The initial disjointed outburst of inexplicable murders almost makes one expect a conspiracy like the one that would later figure in THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL (1978); that the eventual revelation, then, is closer to THE DAMNED (1963)-meets-THE BROTHERHOOD OF Satan (1971) makes it worth waiting for nonetheless, with a powerful climactic sequence that is clearly the film's highlight and makes one bemoan the fact that it comes too late to really make this show a winner (and which perhaps explains its relative invisibility nowadays).

Actually, Cushing and Lee (playing all-too-typical parts, albeit with their customary professionalism) are not the main characters – which are instead unremarkably filled by Keith Barron and Georgia Brown as overzealous doctor and journalist respectively looking into the mysterious mumblings of a 'special' girl that hails from the remote, exclusive Scottish island/school of Bala. Diana Dors, as the girl's tarty, jailbird of a mother, spends most of her time screaming, pushing people around or crawling on her belly to escape the clutches of the pursuing police force (who have been set on her by the seemingly all-powerful school institution) and who have tracked her down to Bala. Fulton Mackay as a bumbling but high-profile Police Official and Kathleen Byron as an enigmatic scientist engaged at the school also have noteworthy roles; for the record, this turned out to be the last film of John Robinson (the star of the original TV series of "Quatermass II" [1955], here appearing as an aristocratic protector of the school) as well as Michael Gambon's first, playing a young Police Inspector.

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