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Night of Terror (1972)

Unrated | | Thriller | TV Movie 10 October 1972
A hired killer hunts down a schoolteacher to get something she has. She doesn't know what it is, but he's already killed twice to get it.

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc

Writer:

Cliff Gould
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Balsam ... Capt. Caleb Sark
Catherine Burns ... Celeste Davillo
Chuck Connors ... Brian DiPaulo
Donna Mills ... Linda Daniel
Agnes Moorehead ... Bronsky
Vic Vallaro Vic Vallaro ... Washington
John Karlen ... Pete Manning
Peter Hooten ... Chris Arden
David Spielberg ... Dr. Widdicomb
William Gray Espy William Gray Espy ... Dr. Kennard
Mary Grace Canfield ... Chairlady
Bart La Rue Bart La Rue ... Telephone man
John Martino ... Steve Martin
Leon Williams Leon Williams ... Intern
Eddie Egan ... Lt. Costin
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A hired killer hunts down a schoolteacher to get something she has. She doesn't know what it is, but he's already killed twice to get it.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nacht des Schreckens See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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ABC movie of the week
22 April 2014 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

This is a 1972 ABC movie of the week and whilst not startlingly original is fairly diverting. Most interesting for the excellent performance of Eddie Egan as an ex-cop, when, of course, he was the ex-cop that inspired The French Connection, in which he also had a small part. Similarly convincing is the ever menacing Chuck Connors as chief bad man who spends the whole film trying to get at the heroine, played by Donna MIlls. Donna is excellent here in a difficult role, mostly performed in a wheelchair, and yes we do get a sequence of her travelling up one of those sinister little one man internal lifts. She would later perform equally effectively with Clint Eastwood in Play Misty For Me.


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