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Nightmare (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 20 August 1956 (Sweden)
A New Orleans musician has a nightmare about killing a man in a strange house but he suspects that it really happened.

Director:

Maxwell Shane

Writers:

Cornell Woolrich (novel), Maxwell Shane (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... Rene Bressard
Kevin McCarthy ... Stan Grayson
Connie Russell ... Gina - Stan's Girl
Virginia Christine ... Mrs. Sue Bressard
Rhys Williams ... Deputy Torrence
Gage Clarke ... Belknap / Harry Britten
Marian Carr ... Madge Novick
Barry Atwater ... Capt. Warner
Meade 'Lux' Lewis Meade 'Lux' Lewis ... Meade
Billy May and His Orchestra Billy May and His Orchestra ... Themselves (as Billy May and his Orchestra)
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Storyline

A musician has a nightmare in which he killed a man. When he wakes up he finds evidence that the crime really took place and tries to find the truth with the help of his brother-in-law who is a police officer. Written by Volker Boehm

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Beware ! These are the eyes of a hypnotist !


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1956 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Pesadilla See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Bressard's new car is a 1956 Dodge Royal. See more »

Goofs

The interior layout of Stan's room in the hotel does not match up with what is seen from the exterior. Where a window should be, there is a door leading to the bathroom that would jut out on the outside of the building. See more »

Connections

Version of Suspense: Nightmare (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

What's Your Sad Story
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman (as Dick Sherman)
Performed by Connie Russell / Billy May Orchestra
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Scared to Death
22 September 2001 | by howdymaxSee all my reviews

Kevin McCarthy, a jazzman from New Orleans, has a nightmare. He dreams he was in a strange room and committed a murder, only to find out the next morning that there are clues he actually did it. Terrified, he goes to his brother-in-law (Edward G Robinson) to ask for help. Edward G doesn't believe him at first, but soon the evidence begins to pile up. The rest is too good to reveal. Kevin McCarthy's performance right on the heels of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" is flawless - the terrified victim - again. Eddie G's character as the cynical, hard boiled homicide dick is one of his best. The story riveted me from start to finish and director Maxwell Shane set just the right tone. Watch for the final scenes in the mirrored room. The atmosphere shots of New Orleans in the 50's transports us back to another time. It's a mystery - a drama - a thriller. Do not miss it.


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