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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Danny
... Mrs. Bramson
... Olivia Greyne
... Dora Parkoe
... Derek
... Dodge
... Inspector Willett
John Gill ... Foster
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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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The lusty brawling star of "Tom Jones" goes psycho in Night Must Fall. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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22 April 1964 (Italy)  »

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Al caer la noche  »

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Version of Broadway Television Theatre: Night Must Fall (1952) See more »

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A great, tense thriller! (No Spoilers)
19 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

I've heard about this British gem, and I was stoked to see that it was on TCM (UK) the other night. Albert Finney is superb as Danny, well the entire cast is very strong. I'd heard about it from the Freddie Francis link (he was Director of Photography)and I wasn't disappointed, it just has his unique stamp all over it.

For most of the film, the audience is waiting for something to happen as the tension is kept to a maximum throughout the film. The final payoff is superb and shows just why Finney is one of Britains best actors. I thought it was a lot like that other British twisted family oddity 'Girly' (US title) but with fewer sexual undertones.

It's a shame Night Must Fall isn't more well known as it's a true gem of 60's British cinema.


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