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Sleep, My Love (1948)

Passed | | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery | 16 March 1948 (USA)
Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Director:

Douglas Sirk

Writers:

St. Clair McKelway (screenplay), Leo Rosten (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Alison Courtland
Robert Cummings ... Bruce Elcott
Don Ameche ... Richard W. Courtland
Rita Johnson ... Barby
George Coulouris ... Charles Vernay
Queenie Smith ... Mrs. Grace Vernay
Ralph Morgan ... Dr. Rhinehart
Keye Luke ... Jimmie Lin
Fred Nurney Fred Nurney ... Haskins
Raymond Burr ... Detective Sgt. Strake
Marya Marco Marya Marco ... Jeannie Lin (as Maria San Marco)
Lillian Bronson ... Helen, the Maid
Hazel Brooks ... Daphne
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Storyline

Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue. Written by Chris Yanda <cyanda@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca>

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...the most terrifying words a man ever whispered to a woman! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Schlingen der Angst See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,800,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Triangle Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

14 years earlier Claudette Colbert starred in the movie "Imitation of Life" - with prominent scenes on a balcony with nearly the same view onto the Queensboro bridge. Imitation of Life was later remade into the more famous 1959 version, by the same director of Sleep, My Love, Douglas Sirk. See more »

Goofs

At 56:34 when Claudette Colbert gets out on the balcony the Queensboro bridge is visible on the right side of her house, while at 58:10 and all other shots from the balcony the bridge is seen on the left side. See more »

Quotes

Daphne: We've got a lot, but we haven't got everything. I want what she's got - all of it. I want her house, her name, her man. And I want them now. Tonight.
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Connections

Referenced in This Theatre and You (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleep, My Love
Words and Music by Sam Coslow
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Fun Film Noir
8 April 2011 | by kenjhaSee all my reviews

A man plots his wife's demise while his lover waits impatiently. It treads familiar territory, with the story a variation of "Gaslight." However, it's a lot of fun, thanks to a good cast, a fast pace, and an engaging script. Colbert and Ameche collaborate for the third time ("Midnight" being the best) while Cummings plays a character similar to the one he later played in "Dial M for Murder." The tension is nicely balanced with touches of humor, with Johnson providing most of the comic relief. Before he became known for directing a series of melodramas in the 1950s, Sirk dabbled in some film noir, and this is his best, a big improvement over the previous year's "Lured."


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