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The Night Walker (1964)

A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.

Director:

William Castle

Writer:

Robert Bloch (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Taylor ... Barry Morland
Barbara Stanwyck ... Irene Trent
Judi Meredith ... Joyce Holliday (as Judith Meredith)
Hayden Rorke ... Howard Trent
Rochelle Hudson ... Hilda
Jess Barker ... Malone
Marjorie Bennett ... Manager
Lloyd Bochner ... The Dream
Tetsu Komai Tetsu Komai ... Gardener
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A wealthy woman is terrorized by recurring dreams regarding her jealous, blind husband who supposedly burned to death in a recent fire. She tries to convince her attorney that the nightmares are real. Written by alfiehitchie

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Do You Know You May Be Drawn to Dream of Sex...of Murder...of Secret Desires you're ashamed to admit when awake? See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1965 (France) See more »

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William Castle's The Night Walker See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Barbara Stanwyck's final feature film. She thereafter worked exclusively in television. See more »

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Howard Trent: I wonder who my wife might be dreaming of?
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Atmospheric and Eerie
22 February 2002 | by laffinsalSee all my reviews

One of the last of the great William Castle's horror/schlock masterpieces from the 60s. This one doesn't have quite the tongue-in-cheek humor of some of his earlier efforts like "The Tingler", or even "Homicidal", but it's still worth looking into. Barbara Stanwyck's acting is solid in this film, although her screaming-hacking cough borders on the ridiculous after awhile.

There are, however, two excellent sequences in this film that are not to be missed. One is the expressionistic prolouge, narrated by Paul Frees in his recognizably sinister voice, and the other is the late-night marriage ceremony, which is also eerie and well done.

Another great facet of this movie is the music score by Vic Mizzy. Mizzy did many excellent scores to minor films during the 60s, but this one is perhaps his very best one. It adds greatly to the film's atmosphere and suspense.


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