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The Night Has Eyes (1942)

Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there. On a stormy night, they take refuge in the isolated cottage of ... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie Arliss

Writers:

Alan Kennington (from the novel by), Leslie Arliss
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Mason ... Stephen Deremid
Wilfrid Lawson ... Jim Sturrock
Mary Clare ... Mrs. Ranger
Joyce Howard ... Marian Ives
Tucker McGuire ... Doris
John Fernald John Fernald ... Dr. Barry Randall
Dorothy Black Dorothy Black ... Miss Fenwick
Amy Dalby Amy Dalby ... Miss Miggs
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Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there. On a stormy night, they take refuge in the isolated cottage of Stephen, one-time pianist shellshocked in the Spanish Civil War. Doris flees as soon as the flood subsides; but Marian's suspicions about Evelyn's fate, in conflict with her growing love for Stephen, prompt her to stay on among the misty bogs. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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She loved the man, even though she thought he was a murderer!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1942 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Moonlight Madness See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Marian and Doris both teach at Carne House Secondary School for Girls. See more »

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Despite Sturrock's many protestations to the contrary, the Capuchin is indeed a monkey. See more »

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The Night Has Eyes
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Williams
Played on piano by James Mason (dubbed)
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Two of the Most Spine-Chilling Moments in Film Noir!
7 November 2008 | by rastar330See all my reviews

In the classic vein of the noirish mystery thriller, The Night Has Eyes is "written and directed" by Leslie Arliss, who does such absolute wonders on the small sound stages at Welwyn Garden Studios, we never have the impression that this is anything else but an extremely high budget picture. Arliss is given marvelous assistance by art director Duncan Sutherland and perfectionist lighting cameraman Gunther Krampf. The stand-out cast is led by James Mason as the moody recluse, Mary Clare as his well-wishing housekeeper, Joyce Howard as the heroine, Tucker McGuire as her man-crazy friend, and playwright John Fernald (who collaborated with director Arliss on additional dialogue) in the first of only two appearances in front of the camera, as the helpful doctor. The beginning and end of the climactic sequence rate as two of the most unforgettable moments in world cinema.


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