Shy Brenda Thompson writes naive children's stories to amuse herself. Stifled and desperate for a man of her own, she leaves Liverpool, telling her mom she's pregnant, and gets a job in a boutique in London. She moves in with the promiscuous but good-hearted Caroline but the mod set shuns her for her plain looks. Then she kidnaps a strange young man's dog, so as to perhaps get to know him while returning it. The young man turns out to be Peter, a psychopath with a predilection for killing beautiful things. He renames Brenda Wendy, and they start a hopeful, if strange, relationship. It might have a chance, if it weren't for Peter's murderous secrets.
How could she know the morning would never come?
Did You Know?
The title is a quotation from J.M. Barrie
's "Peter Pan": Peter tells Wendy that Neverland is "second star to the right, and straight on till morning". See more
Brenda lives with her mother in Liverpool and tells her she is going to London, however the opening establishing shots of "Liverpool" were actually filmed in Battersea, London. See more
The BBFC cut the film in 1972 for an X rating. See more
Straight On Till Morning
Music by Annie Ross
Lyrics by Annie Ross
and John Peacock
Sung by Annie Ross See more