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Night Was Our Friend (1951)

Martin's plane crashes in the jungle of Brazil and nobody believes he survived. His wife, Sally, has fallen in love with another man while Martin is found and returns. Unable to face his demons, Martin considers ending his life.


Michael Anderson


Michael Pertwee (play), Michael Pertwee (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Elizabeth Sellars ... Sally Raynor
Michael Gough ... Martin Raynor
Ronald Howard ... John Harper
Marie Ney Marie Ney ... Emily Raynor
Edward Lexy ... Arthur Glanville
Nora Gordon Nora Gordon ... Kate
John Salew John Salew ... Mr. Lloyd
Cyril Smith Cyril Smith ... Reporter
Cecil Bevan Cecil Bevan ... Clerk of the Court
Felix Felton Felix Felton ... Foreman of the Jury
Linda Gray Linda Gray ... Spinster
Edie Martin ... Old Lady
Roger Maxwell Roger Maxwell ... Colonel
Michael Pertwee ... Young Man


Martin's plane crashes in the jungle of Brazil. Nobody believes he survived. In the meantime his wife, Sally, has fallen in love with another man, Dr. Harper. Martin is found and returns to Sally. Unable to face his demons, Martin considers ending his life. Or does Sally do it for him? Written by Christian G.E. Siemons <siemons@worldonline.nl>

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Opening credits: All characters and events in this picture are fictitious any similarity to actual persons living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Stage Was Our Home
20 July 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Elizabeth Sellars is found not guilty of murdering her husband. The movie then tells the bulk of its story in flashback. Her husband, Michael Gough, was missing for some years. She fell in love with Ronald Howard. Then Gough reappears, having escaped from deep in South America. Miss Sellars loyally calls off the affair, but Gough appears to be at least mildly cracked, and she grows more and more miserable.

Michael Anderson's direction cannot conceal this being a staged play, nor can he control his actors, who give very deliberate and stagey performances. Cinematographer Gerald Gibbs tries to vary the camera set-ups, but there are enough two-shots of people talking to make the story's origins evident.

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December 1951 (UK) See more »

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La noche fue nuestra amiga See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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