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Things Happen at Night (1948)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 3 November 1948 (UK)
A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.

Director:

Francis Searle

Writers:

Frank Harvey (play) (as Frank Harvey Jnr.), St. John Legh Clowes (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gordon Harker ... Joe Harris
Alfred Drayton ... Wilfred Prescott
Robertson Hare ... Vincent Ebury
Gwyneth Vaughan Gwyneth Vaughan ... Audrey Prescott (as Gwynneth Vaughan)
Olga Lindo ... Hilda Prescott
Garry Marsh ... Spenser
Wylie Watson ... Watson - the butler
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. Venning - the cook
Beatrice Campbell Beatrice Campbell ... Joyce Prescott
Grace Denbeigh-Russell Grace Denbeigh-Russell ... Miss Hancock (as Grace Denbigh-Russell)
Judith Warden Judith Warden ... Mrs. Fortescue
June Elvin June Elvin ... Mabel Minter
Knox Crichton Knox Crichton ... Nobby Ebury
Eric Micklewood Eric Micklewood ... Robert Ebury
Charles Doe Charles Doe ... Bill
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Storyline

A young girl finds herself possessed by the spirit of a mischievous demon.

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Genres:

Comedy | Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1948 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tudor-Alliance See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Crazy Credits

Marilyn Williams appears in the credits as singer for "First of Forever." Neither she nor the song appear. See more »

Connections

Version of The Poltergeist (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

First of Forever
Sung by Marilyn Williams
Music by George Melachrino (uncredited)
Lyrics by James Dyrenforth (uncredited)
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Fine cast but lackluster script
21 March 2006 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This film has a wonderful cast of comedy actors but alas in the end they are let down by an uninspired script and some fairly amateurish "Special effects".Despite the fact that Harker,Hare and Drayton are amongst my favourite actors of this era even they fail to cause me to burst out laughing during this rather lame effort.Basically the story is of an attempt to exorcise a poltergeist which is terrorising a family.It of course is very easy to guess where the spirit emanates from.The writers unfortunately seemed to have run out of ideas once they had thought out the basic premise.It can be seen on the new satellite channel in the UK ACTIONMOVIES.Lots more 50s British films on this and MOVIES4MEN if you are interested


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