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Endless Night (1972)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 5 October 1972 (UK)
Based on an Agatha Christie suspense novel; a newly-wed couple are threatened after building their dream home on cursed land.

Director:

Sidney Gilliat

Writers:

Agatha Christie (novel), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayley Mills ... Ellie Thomsen
Hywel Bennett ... Michael
Britt Ekland ... Greta
Per Oscarsson ... Santonix
George Sanders ... Lippincott
Aubrey Richards Aubrey Richards ... Dr. Philpott
Ann Way ... Mrs. Philpott
Patience Collier ... Miss Townsend
Peter Bowles ... Reuben
Lois Maxwell ... Cora
David Bauer ... Uncle Frank
Helen Horton Helen Horton ... Aunt Beth
Madge Ryan ... Michael's Mother
Windsor Davies ... Sgt. Keene
Walter Gotell ... Constantine
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Storyline

Michael Rogers is a chauffeur with little money, but big dreams. Foremost of these is building his dream house on the perfect piece of land. Michael gets his chance when his new girlfriend, Ellie, turns out to be an extremely wealthy heiress. The two are wed and are soon living in a modern home on Gipsy's Acre. Their idyllic life shatters around them with a series of bizarre events and threats. Micheal comes under the disapproving eye of both Ellie's greedy family and her interfering best-friend Greta. On top of that, local legend says their property is cursed. What danger lurks for the young newlyweds, and is it a human plot or something supernatural? Written by L. Hamre

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Victim... or killer?


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agatha Christie's Endless Night See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Agatha Christie, author of the source novel, was reportedly unhappy about the inclusion of a sex scene (with nudity) in the film. See more »

Goofs

Greta (Britt Ekland's character) is shown floating in the indoor pool, face down and naked. She was wearing underwear immediately before her death. See more »

Quotes

Lippincott: [introducing himself] I am that figure of fiction, the family lawyer.
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Connections

Featured in Agatha Christie: A Woman of Mystery (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Endless Night
(uncredited)
Sung by Shirley Jones
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Very underrated
18 February 2011 | by brent-thompson1See all my reviews

I first saw this on BBC1 1985 Sat late film before close down and even still have it on Video.Its made on a budget from a period when we had some great low budget British Films.The Gipsies acre setting on Brighstone Down,Isle of Wight with Ellie dancing is magical and i've visited this area.Some wonderful stars such as George Sanders and Britt Eckland.It has some really scary moments.My favourite scene has Michael Rodgers working at the filling station and a local Lord with his Roller handing him money,then saying "don't forget my Green Shield Stamps". Foolhardy Reuben with his Jensen Interceptor and Ms Moneypenny(Lois Maxwell) as his wife.It keeps you in suspense the whole 99 mins with lovely music and Hayley mills singing the theme tune on the house piano. A real twist at the end.I have the original poster-"One in ten guess the answer".Please do not remake.


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