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Night Tide (1961)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 17 September 1965 (Mexico)
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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.

Director:

Curtis Harrington

Writers:

Curtis Harrington (screenplay), Curtis Harrington (short story)
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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A Unique Experience in the Weird and Terrifying! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

17 September 1965 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl from Beneath the Sea See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Phoenix Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Writer/director Curtis Harrington had a lifelong obsession with the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, which surfaced in many of his films. The story was inspired by, and the title "Night Tide" was derived from, Poe's poem "Annabel Lee." 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
Written by David Raksin
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Early Hopper Mood Piece!
20 November 2004 | by shepardjessica-1See all my reviews

Fascinating study with great location and innocent performance by Dennis Hopper who looks about sixteen years old, but is actually in his late 20's. Linda Lawson is lovely and mysterious and it's always great to see Luanna Anders. I hope this film has some kind of cult following because it's so strange.

A 7 out of 10. Best performance = Dennis Hopper. This is on DVD now and fairly easy to find. If you're a Hopper fan, this is a must-see. Great black and white cinematography and eery feel the entire film that is unexplainable. This should definitely have a higher rating by IMDb voters (in my opinion).


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