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Nothing But the Night (1973)

PG | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | June 1975 (USA)
Three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last few months in deaths looking like suicides. However, after a mysterious bus accident involving the last three trustees and ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Sasdy

Writers:

Brian Hayles (screenplay), John Blackburn (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Colonel Bingham
Peter Cushing ... Sir Mark Ashley
Diana Dors ... Anna Harb
Georgia Brown ... Joan Foster
Keith Barron ... Dr. Haynes
Gwyneth Strong ... Mary Valley
Fulton Mackay ... Cameron
John Robinson John Robinson ... Lord Fawnlee
Morris Perry ... Dr. Yeats
Michael Gambon ... Inspector Grant
Shelagh Fraser ... Mrs. Alison
Duncan Lamont ... Dr. Knight
Kathleen Byron ... Dr. Rose
Geoffrey Frederick Geoffrey Frederick ... Computer Operator
Louise Nelson Louise Nelson ... Nurse
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Three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last few months in deaths looking like suicides. However, after a mysterious bus accident involving the last three trustees and thirty orphan kids, Police Colonel Bingham starts investigating. The first question is why the bus driver, killed in the accident, is burnt when there was no fire during the accident. Dr. Ashley uses hypnosis to find the truth about the mysterious happenings. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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This nightmare has already killed five people - now it's yours to live!


Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Resurrection Syndicate See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Theatrical movie debut of Michael Gambon (Inspector Grant). See more »

Goofs

Despite the boat exploding sometime in the morning, the police still manage to get all the pieces of wreckage and the bodies recovered from the sea, sorted, and laid out in the boathouse well before sunset the same day. See more »

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A lot better than I'd expected.
23 May 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

With an overall rating of just a bit over 3, I sure didn't expect much from this Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing collaboration. However, I was surprised to find this film was a lot better than I'd come to believe. Perhaps some of the reason the film has a lower score than the usual fare from these actors is that although the film has the usual supernatural angle, you don't learn about this until the end. Up until then, it just seems like a detective film about some nasty ex-con who is being sought be Scotland Yard. I could say more, but it would spoil the suspense.

Strengths of the film include a very novel script, generally good acting (though the ex-con is about as unsubtle a character as you can find), and nice location shooting. The biggest minus is that the thing just takes a long time to get going, though by the end of the film the whole thing is steaming full speed ahead.


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