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An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural... See more »


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Walter Craig (segment "Linking Story")
Eliot Foley (segment "Linking Story")
Mrs. Foley (segment "Linking Story")
Joan Cortland (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "The Haunted Mirror")
Frederick Valk ...
Dr. Van Straaten (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
Anthony Baird ...
Hugh Grainger (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "The Hearse Driver") (as Antony Baird)
Sally O'Hara (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "Christmas Party")
Robert Wyndham ...
Dr. Albury (segment "The Hearse Driver")
Joyce Grainger (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "The Hearse Driver")
Hearse Driver (segment "The Hearse Driver")
Michael Allan ...
Jimmy Watson (segment "Christmas Story")
Mrs. O'Hara (segment "Linking Story")
Ralph Michael ...
Peter Cortland (segment "The Haunted Mirror")
Antique Dealer (segment "The Haunted Mirror") (as Esmé Percy)
George Parratt (segment "Golfing Story")
Larry Potter (segment "Golfing Story")
Mary Lee (segment "Golfing Story")
Allan Jeayes ...
Maurice Olcott (segment "The Ventiloquist's Dummy")
Maxwell Frere (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
Elisabeth Welch ...
Beulah (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
Hartley Power ...
Sylvester Kee (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
Magda Kun ...
Mitzi (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
Harry Parker (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
Renee Gadd ...
Mrs. Craig (segment "Linking Story") (as Renèe Gadd)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Aherne ...
Doctor at Psychiatric Hospital (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") (uncredited)
Paul Bonifas ...
French Nightclub Patron (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") (uncredited)
Barry Ford ...
Minor role (uncredited)
Fred - Barman (segment "Golfing Story") (uncredited)
Hugo Fitch (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy'") (uncredited)

Directed by

Alberto Cavalcanti ... (segments "Christmas Party", "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") (as Cavalcanti)
Charles Crichton ... (segment "Golfing Story")
Basil Dearden ... (segments "Hearse Driver", "Linking Narrative")
Robert Hamer ... (segment "The Haunted Mirror")

Written by

John Baines ... (screenplay) &
Angus MacPhail ... (screenplay)
T.E.B. Clarke ... (additional dialogue)
H.G. Wells ... (original story) &
E.F. Benson ... (original story) &
John Baines ... (original story) &
Angus MacPhail ... (original story)
John Baines ... (segments "The Haunted Mirror", "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
E.F. Benson ... (segment "Hearse Driver" and linking narrative")
Angus MacPhail ... (segment "Christmas Party")
H.G. Wells ... (segment "Golfing Story")

Produced by

Michael Balcon ... producer
Sidney Cole ... associate producer
John Croydon ... associate producer

Music by

Georges Auric

Cinematography by

Stanley Pavey ... (lighting) (as Stan Pavey)
Douglas Slocombe ... (lighting)

Film Editing by

Charles Hasse

Editorial Department

Leslie Allen ... assembly cutter (uncredited)
Daphne Heathcote ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Seth Holt ... second assistant editor (uncredited)
E. Leverett ... second assistant editor (uncredited)
F. Thomson ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

Michael Relph

Costume Design by

Marion Horn ... (dresses)
Bianca Mosca ... (dresses)

Makeup Department

Tom Shenton ... makeup

Production Management

Ronald Brantford ... unit manager
Hal Mason ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Rowland Douglas ... assistant director (uncredited)
Norman Hipwell ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Claude Hudson ... third assistant director (uncredited)
P. Potter ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Billy Russell ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Heather Armitage ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Henry Moore ... artist: title illustration "Figure in a Shelter" (uncredited)
Jim Morahan ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Tony Rimmington ... junior draughtsman (uncredited)
Len Wills ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department

Len Page ... recordist
A.E. Rudolph ... recordist
Eric Williams ... sound supervisor
Nikolai Boulatoff ... boom operator (uncredited)
Mary Habberfield ... dubbing editor (uncredited)
Tom Otter ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Lionel Banes ... special effects (as L. Banes)
Cliff Richardson ... special effects (as C. Richardson)

Camera and Electrical Department

H. Julius ... camera operator
Jack Parker ... camera operator
Roy Gough ... still photographer (uncredited)
George Levy ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Maurice Selwyn ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Michael Shepherd ... focus puller (uncredited)
Gerry Turpin ... focus puller (uncredited)
John Winbolt ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Music Department

Ernest Irving ... conductor: the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bruce Campbell ... music arranger: song (uncredited)

Other crew

Gwen Bartle ... continuity (uncredited)
M. Hamilton ... assistant continuity (uncredited)
Daphne Heathcote ... continuity (uncredited)
Elaine Schreyeck ... continuity (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests' own bizarre tales. Written by Doug Sederberg

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Also Known As
  • Au coeur de la nuit (France)
  • Traum ohne Ende (Germany)
  • Al morir la noche (Spain)
  • Под покровом ночи (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Mantepse poion tha skotosoun apopse (Greece)
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  • 103 min
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Trivia US distributors thought that the original print of the film was too long. Therefore, the golfing tale and the Christmas ghost tale were cut. This confused American audiences who could not understand what Michael Allen, from the Christmas ghost tale, was doing in the linking story. See more »
Goofs As Peter Cortland stands looking into the mirror his wife-to-be has bought him, the stripes on his tie run from his left side, down to his right. A reverse shot shows the stripes on his tie running in the same direction; obviously not a mirror image. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hackers (1995). See more »
Soundtracks The Hullalooba See more »
Quotes Hearse Driver: Just room for one inside, sir.
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