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Night Unto Night (1949)

A scientist haunted by the incurable illness epilepsy meets a beautiful woman haunted by the voice of her dead husband.

Director:

Don Siegel

Writers:

Kathryn Scola, Philip Wylie (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Reagan ... John Galen
Viveca Lindfors ... Ann Gracey
Broderick Crawford ... C.L. Shawn
Rosemary DeCamp ... Thalia Shawn
Osa Massen ... Lisa
Art Baker ... Dr. Poole
Craig Stevens ... Tony Maddox
Erskine Sanford ... Dr. Johann Altheim
Ann Burr Ann Burr ... Willa Shawn
Johnny McGovern Johnny McGovern ... Willie Shawn
Lillian Yarbo ... Josephine
Ross Ford ... Bellboy
Almira Sessions ... Hotel Maid
Dick Elliott ... Auto Court Manager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lois Austin Lois Austin ... Mrs. Rose (scenes deleted)
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A scientist haunted by the incurable illness epilepsy meets a beautiful woman haunted by the voice of her dead husband.

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Whatever it is, there's nothing you can't tell the woman you love. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1949 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Almas en tinieblas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 1947, but not released until 1949. See more »

Quotes

John Galen: Death isn't the worst thing in a man's life... only the last.
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Crazy Credits

Opening card: On the east coast of Florida.. See more »

Connections

Featured in Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Down by the River Side
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung a few times by Lillian Yarbo
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one of a kind
12 March 2005 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

Stunning photography and Don Siegel's direction make the most of an unusual overly melodramatic story starring Ronald Reagan as a scientist with epilepsy who goes to south Florida on doctor's orders and meets a young woman, (Viveca Lindfors) recently widowed, who is haunted by the voice of her dead husband. Reagan rents her slightly dilapidated beach mansion and experiences several epileptic episodes, but tries his best to keep his condition a secret. Broderick Crawford's role as an artist who lives close by verges on annoying as he goes on and on about art and life. Ossa Massen gives the film a boost as Lindfor's scheming, jealous sister who tries seducing Reagan and later drunkenly blurts out his secret when she realizes that she can't have him. The concluding hurricane arrives just in time, with all the main characters assembled for dinner in the creaky old mansion, and Reagan pushed to verge of suicide by the shame of his medical condition, while Lindfors begs him to reconsider.


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