Dead Of Night





Architect Walter Craig arrives at a country house party where he reveals to the  assembled guests that he has seen them all in a  dream. He appears to have no prior personal knowledge of them but he  is able to predict spontaneous events in the house before they unfold.

The other guests attempt to test Craig's foresight, while entertaining each other with various tales of uncanny or supernatural events that they experienced or were told about. These include a racing car driver's  premonition of a fatal bus crash; a light hearted tale of two obsessed golfers, one of whom becomes haunted by the other's ghost; a ghostly encounter during a children's Christmas party (a scene cut from the initial American release); a haunted antique mirror; and the story of an unbalanced ventriloquist who believes his amoral dummy is truly alive. The framing story is then capped by a twist ending.






























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Directed by Cavalcanti ("Christmas Party" and "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
Charles Crichton("Golfing Story")
Basil Dearden ("Hearse Driver" and "Linking Narrative")
Robert Hamer ("The Haunted Mirror")
Produced by Michael Balcon
Written by H.G. Wells (original story)
E.F. Benson (original story)
John Baines (original story and screenplay)
Angus MacPhail (original story and screenplay)
Starring Michael Redgrave
Mervyn Johns
Frederick Valk
Roland Culver
Music by Georges Auric
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Distributed by  
Release date(s) 4 September, 1945 (UK)
June 28, 1946 (USA)
Running time 102 mins.
Language English