Somewhere in the Night ()

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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2... See more »


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George W. Taylor
Christy Smith
Police Lt. Donald Kendall
Mel Phillips
Elizabeth Conroy
Anzelmo aka Dr. Oracle
Margo Woode ...
Lou Nova ...
Michael Conroy
Marine Captain
Navy Doctor
Hospital Medical Attendant
Polly Rose ...
Paula Reid ...
Marine Desk Sergeant
Hotel Clerk
Baggage Man
Bank Teller
Bank Guard
Bank Executive
Bath Attendant (as Henry Morgan)
John - Bartender (as Whitner Bissell)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Police Detective (uncredited)
Little Man with Glasses (uncredited)
Tom - Sanitarium Guard (uncredited)
Mary Currier ...
Ms. Jones - Sanitarium Nurse (uncredited)
Jack Davis ...
Dr. Grant (uncredited)
Henri DeSoto ...
Headwaiter (uncredited)
Police Stenographer (uncredited)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) (voice)
Edward Kelly ...
Thug (uncredited)
Elaine Langan ...
Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
Brother William at Mission (uncredited)
Frank Meredith ...
Henchman (uncredited)
Thug (uncredited)
Al Sparlis ...
Anzelmo Henchman (uncredited)
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Written by

Howard Dimsdale ... (screenplay) and
Joseph L. Mankiewicz ... (screenplay)
Lee Strasberg ... (adaptation)
Marvin Borowsky ... (story)
W. Somerset Maugham ... (adaptation) (uncredited)

Produced by

Anderson Lawler ... producer
Darryl F. Zanuck ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

David Buttolph

Cinematography by

Norbert Brodine ... director of photography

Editorial Department

James B. Clark ... editorial supervisor

Art Direction by

James Basevi
Maurice Ransford

Set Decoration by

Thomas Little

Costume Design by

Kay Nelson

Makeup Department

Ben Nye ... makeup artist

Production Management

A.F. Erickson ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

F.E. 'Johnny' Johnston ... assistant director (uncredited)
Charles L. Smith ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Ernest Lansing ... associate set decorator
Frank Sullivan ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

Eugene Grossman ... sound
Harry M. Leonard ... sound

Visual Effects by

Fred Sersen ... special photographic effects
Edwin Hammeras ... process shots (uncredited)
Edward Snyder ... process shots (uncredited)
J.O. Taylor ... process shots (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Curt Fetters ... camera operator (uncredited)

Music Department

Arthur Morton ... orchestrator
Emil Newman ... musical director
Sonny Burke ... orchestral arranger (uncredited)
Paul Neal ... music mixer (uncredited)
Murray Spivack ... music mixer (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... orchestral arranger (uncredited)

Other crew

Florence O'Neill ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Lee Strasberg ... dialogue director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Plot Summary

During the World War II, a soldier is hit by a grenade that deforms his face and leaves him with amnesia. Sometime later, he is recovered and learns that his name is George Taylor and he is discharged from the army. He finds a letter written by a man called Larry Cravat that would be his pal and he goes to Los Angeles to seek out Larry Cravat to find his identity. He goes to a bank, a hotel, a Turkish bath and a night-club following leads. He is beaten up by Hubert, the henchman of Anzelmo that dumps him at the front door of the singer Christy Smith that works in a night-club. George tells his story to her and Christy decides to help him. She calls her boss and friend Mel Phillips that schedules a lunch with his friend Police Lt. Donald Kendall and Christy. They learn that Larry Cravat was a private investigator that somehow received US$ 2 million three years ago from Germany from a Nazi that was immediately deceased. Then George receives a tip to go to the Terminal Dock where he meets Anzelmo that explains that Larry Cravat is wanted by the police for the murder of a man at the dock to keep the money. Larry has disappeared and Anzelmo believes George Taylo is the man that was with him and probably the killer. George further investigation finds that a man named Conroy was a witness of the crime, but he was hit and run by a truck and is interned at the Lambeth Sanatorium. When George meets Conroy, he realizes that the man was stabbed but he tells where he hid the suitcase with the money before dying. Now George is close to solve the mystery. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Also Known As
  • The Lonely Journey (United States)
  • Quelque part dans la nuit (France)
  • Solo en la noche (Spain)
  • Где-то в ночи (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Ergens in de nacht (Belgium, Flemish title)
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  • 110 min
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Trivia When George Taylor (John Hodiak) signs the guest register at the Martin Hotel, the name directly above it is Howard Koch. See more »
Goofs George Taylor is in the hospital at the beginning of the film with a broken arm and his head swathed in bandages. When they remove the bandages, he has a perfectly trimmed moustache. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Cast in Steele (1984). See more »
Soundtracks Paducah See more »
Quotes Christy Smith: In about two minutes, a bouncer is coming back in here with no sense of humor. He's a foot bigger than you in all directions. That's what I think.
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