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Fear in the Night

Fear in the Night

Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Mystery
Release Year: 1947
Country: USA
Runtime: 72
Rating: 6.4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Maxwell Shane
Sound: Mono

  • MURDER… With The Only Clue A Nightmare!

  • Writing by: Cornell Woolrich – (story "Nightmare") (as William Irish)
    Maxwell Shane – (writer)

    Produced by: L.B. Merman – associate producer (uncredited)
    William H. Pine – producer (uncredited)
    William C. Thomas – producer (uncredited)

    Cast: Paul Kelly – Cliff Herlihy
    DeForest Kelley – Vince Grayson
    Ann Doran – Lil Herlihy
    Kay Scott – Betty Winters
    Charles Victor – Captain Warner
    Robert Emmett Keane – Lewis Belknap, aka Harry Byrd
    Jeff York – Deputy Torrence (as Jeff Yorke)
    Joey Ray – Contractor (scenes deleted)
    Loyette Thomson – Waitress (scenes deleted)
    Gladys Blake – Bank clerk (uncredited)
    Jack Collins – Man (uncredited)

    Music: Rudy Schrager
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    Plot Outline: A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real.
    Plot: Bank teller Vince Grayson wakes from a nightmare in which he and an unknown woman murdered a man in a strange, mirrored room. Only a dream…but Vince finds that he has physical objects and bruises from his “dream.” His cop brother-in-law dismisses his story…until the family, on a picnic, takes shelter from a thunderstorm in a deserted mansion containing that mirrored room. Is doom closing in on Vince?

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Duke(II) is listed 2nd in the opening credits (above the title) but not mentioned in the comprehensive cast list. IMDbs policy for such a case is to list the opening credits first and fill in the rest with the comprehensive list.

    Goofs: We know about 2 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: They actually go to Venus.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Feature film debut of DeForest Kelley.

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