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A Night of Terror (1937)

Love from a Stranger (original title)
A lottery winner breaks up with her fiancé and marries a fortune hunter who proves to be dangerous.

Director:

Rowland V. Lee

Writers:

Frank Vosper (from the play by), Agatha Christie (based on a short story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ... Carol Howard
Basil Rathbone ... Gerald Lovell
Binnie Hale Binnie Hale ... Kate Meadows
Bruce Seton ... Ronald Bruce
Jean Cadell ... Aunt Lou
Bryan Powley Bryan Powley ... Dr. Gribble
Joan Hickson ... Emmy
Donald Calthrop ... Hobson
Eugene Leahy Eugene Leahy ... Mr. Tuttle
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Storyline

Carol wins the lottery, but unfortunately her sudden wealth leads to a disagreement with her fiancé Ronald, and the two break up. Carol quickly falls in love with the romantic and mysterious Gerald, and marries him despite the warnings of her friends. It is not long before Carol begins to see that Gerald is disturbed and perhaps even dangerous, and she soon realizes that she is in great peril. Written by Snow Leopard

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Caught in the web of a madman! See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Night of Terror See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its earliest documented telecast Saturday 12 August 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

Quotes

Gerald Lovell: But then most women are fools.
Carol Howard: You think so?
Gerald Lovell: I don't think, I know. Born fools! And women's weakness is man's opportunity.
[Looks quizzically at her]
Gerald Lovell: Did someone write that? Or did I think of it myself? If I did, it's good. It's very good.
[laughs]
Gerald Lovell: 'Women's weakness is men's opportunity'.
Carol Howard: [Placatingly] You do have exceptional insight into things.
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Soundtracks

In the Hall of the Mountain King
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from "Peer Gynt Suite"
Music by Edvard Grieg
Whistled by Basil Rathbone
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Good dramatics
21 July 2012 | by PanamintSee all my reviews

Ann Harding was capable of delivering as fine a dramatic screen performance as any actress of her generation. That is a big statement, but watch this film and you will be impressed with her performance every minute she is on screen. It is that good.

Rathbone seemed to get a lot of roles requiring a lot of dramatic "flair", such as Dr. Frankenstein, Sherlock Holmes, and this role here. Within that context he always delivers what is required, which is to walk the fine line between overacting and "flair".

While a bit slow developing, the good acting by all the cast in "A Night of Terror" will hold your attention, and will leave you wanting to look for more Ann Harding films.

If you are a fan of good, straight, no-gimmick drama, watch this one.


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