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Things Happen at Night (1948)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 3 November 1948 (UK)
A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.

Director:

Francis Searle

Writers:

Frank Harvey (play) (as Frank Harvey Jnr.), St. John Legh Clowes (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Harker ... Joe Harris
Alfred Drayton Alfred Drayton ... Wilfred Prescott
Robertson Hare Robertson Hare ... Vincent Ebury
Gwynneth Vaughan Gwynneth Vaughan ... Audrey Prescott
Olga Lindo Olga Lindo ... Hilda Prescott
Garry Marsh ... Spenser
Wylie Watson ... Watson - the butler
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. Venning - the cook
Beatrice Campbell Beatrice Campbell ... Joyce Prescott
Grace Denbeigh-Russell Grace Denbeigh-Russell ... Miss Hancock (as Grace Denbigh-Russell)
Judith Warden Judith Warden ... Mrs. Fortescue
June Elvin June Elvin ... Mabel Minter
Knox Crichton Knox Crichton ... Nobby Ebury
Eric Micklewood Eric Micklewood ... Robert Ebury
Charles Doe Charles Doe ... Bill
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A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.

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Comedy | Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1948 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Tudor-Alliance See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Crazy Credits

Marilyn Williams appears in the credits as singer for "First of Forever." Neither she nor the song appear. See more »

Connections

Version of The Poltergeist (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

First of Forever
Sung by Marilyn Williams
Music by George Melachrino (uncredited)
Lyrics by James Dyrenforth (uncredited)
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Dreadfully Dull
5 October 2007 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

My father hated "English" films. This may have been what he was talking about. Starting with a silly premise, having a bunch of hangdog British comedians react to it, over, and over, and over, and you have this dullard. The plot involves a house that is being haunted by a poltergeist. Chunks of hot coal burn holes in things, pots smash to the ground, things tip over or move, the usual. Enter an insurance agent and an expert on paranormal events. Sound like fun? Unfortunately, it's neither exciting or funny; it just becomes endless. The conclusion is grossly unsatisfying and the reason the poltergeist is in the house is never dealt with. The master of the house a silly, ineffectual man. The daughter, who becomes possessed, is equally dull. The wife is beside herself. Don't bother with this one.


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