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Night Tide (1961)

Not Rated | | Horror, Romance, Thriller | 1 February 1963 (USA)
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A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.

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Curtis Harrington

Writers:

Curtis Harrington (screenplay), Curtis Harrington (short story)
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Complete credited cast:
Dennis Hopper ... Johnny Drake
Linda Lawson Linda Lawson ... Mora
Gavin Muir ... Capt. Samuel Murdock
Luana Anders ... Ellen Sands
Marjorie Eaton ... Madame Romanovitch
Tom Dillon Tom Dillon ... Merry-Go-Round Operator - Ellen's Grandfather
H.E. West H.E. West ... Lt. Henderson
Ben Roseman Ben Roseman ... Bruno
Marjorie Cameron Marjorie Cameron ... Water Witch (as Cameron)
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On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival. After strange occurrences, Johnny begins to believe that she may actually be a real mermaid that habitually kills during the cycle of the full moon. Written by <VRSC26B@PRODIGY.COM>

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Trivia

Dennis Hopper insisted on not using a double for the scuba diving sequence. See more »

Goofs

During the breakfast scene, with each camera cut the cup Mora is holding switches hands. See more »

Quotes

Mora: Yes, I love the sea most of all. But I'm afraid of it, too.
Johnny Drake: I guess we're all a little afraid of what we love.
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Crazy Credits

'And so, all the night tide, I lie down by the side of my darling - my darling - my life and my bride, in her sepulchre there by the sea, in her tomb by the sounding sea.' Edgar Allen Poe (from 'Annabel Lee') See more »

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The Tell Tale Harp
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Stylish low-budget mood piece...
27 November 2005 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Sailor on shore-leave meets and falls for a mysterious woman who works as a carnival mermaid on the California coast. Is she a neurotic or actually a descendant of the Sirens? Moody mystery isn't quite the thriller it was advertised as. It has a straightforward narrative and very few actual surprises, but there are surreal bits, a great beatnik party on the beach, terrific black-and-white cinematography, and handsome, pre-hippie Dennis Hopper at his most grounded and friendly (and polite!). The film hopes to absorb its audience by means of atmosphere and little red herrings, not big shocks. I admired the film, but it's not to every taste. **1/2 from ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

1 February 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl from Beneath the Sea See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Phoenix Films See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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