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Night Must Fall (1964)

A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.

Director:

Karel Reisz

Writers:

Emlyn Williams (play), Clive Exton
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Albert Finney ... Danny
Mona Washbourne ... Mrs. Bramson
Susan Hampshire ... Olivia Greyne
Sheila Hancock ... Dora Parkoe
Michael Medwin ... Derek
Joe Gladwin ... Dodge
Martin Wyldeck ... Inspector Willett
John Gill John Gill ... Foster
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Storyline

Danny is a working-class psychopath who moves in with a wealthy widow to redecorate her house. He plays "games" with her while sleeping with her daughter and maid. Written by alfiehitchie

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"I am a private person...I live in my mind..." See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

22 April 1964 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Al caer la noche See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Karel Reisz and Albert Finney had spent a year , including 10 weeks scouting Australian locations, developing a "Ned Kelly" project, but when Columbia finally pulled the plug, they quickly set up " Night Must Fall" at MGM. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Room 101: Episode #10.5 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Underworld
(uncredited)
Music by Robert Farnon
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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A psychological thriller well acted by a young Albert Finney.
15 August 2000 | by shhazam2See all my reviews

This remake of a 1937 Robert Montgomery movie is just as eerie as the original. Albert Finney does a great job conveying a momma's boy character who turns even more pathological as the film progresses. As true for many better British films, the supporting characters are well cast and perfectly matched to their respective parts.


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