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Night Without Sleep (1952)

Awaking one morning out of a drunken stupor, composer Richard Morton can't shake the feeling he has murdered a woman during the night.

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Roy Ward Baker (as Roy Baker)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Linda Darnell ... Julie Bannon
Gary Merrill ... Richard Morton
Hildegard Knef ... Lisa Muller (as Hildegarde Neff)
Joyce Mackenzie ... Laura Harkness (as Joyce MacKenzie)
June Vincent ... Emily Morton
Donald Randolph Donald Randolph ... Dr. Clarke
Hugh Beaumont ... John Harkness
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Awaking one morning out of a drunken stupor, composer Richard Morton can't shake the feeling he has murdered a woman during the night.

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memory loss | alcohol | See All (2) »

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Terror that strangles the scream on your lips! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1953 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

La noche que nunca fue mia See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Too Late for Spring
Music by Alfred Newman
Lyrics by Haven Gillespie
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Night Without Sleep (1952)
3 January 2012 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

Gary Merrill plays a failed playwright in a dreary marriage, trying to recall a drunken evening. And if you ask me next week what this movie is about, I'd probably have a hard time recalling it. There's little reason to care about what's going on, and not much to care about anyway. At least there is something of a payoff in the end, but it's a matter of too little, too late. You could make a case that the film explores bitter regrets and existential ennui, but it's too superficial to get excited about. Bland performances (Linda Darnell stands out but only because of her beauty), bland imagery, bland drama. A good remedy for your own nights without sleep.


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