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Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 22 October 1948 (USA)
When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity.

Director:

John Farrow

Writers:

Barré Lyndon (screenplay), Jonathan Latimer (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward G. Robinson ... John Triton
Gail Russell ... Jean Courtland
John Lund ... Elliott Carson
Virginia Bruce ... Jenny
William Demarest ... Lieut. Shawn
Richard Webb ... Peter Vinson
Jerome Cowan ... Whitney Courtland
Onslow Stevens ... Dr. Walters (as Onslow Stevenson)
John Alexander ... Mr. Gilman
Roman Bohnen ... Melville Weston - Special Prosecutor
Luis Van Rooten Luis Van Rooten ... Mr. Myers
Henry Guttman Henry Guttman ... Butler
Mary Adams ... Miss Hendricks - Housekeeper
Douglas Spencer ... Dr. Ramsdell
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Storyline

When heiress Jean Courtland attempts suicide, her fiancée Elliott Carson probes her relationship to John Triton. In flashback, we see how stage mentalist Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland, uses Triton's talent to make money; but Triton's inability to prevent what he foresees, causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief, and inexorable fate? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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For Good or Bad...Would You Like to Know What Your Tomorrow Will Be? Before You Decide...See the Strange Story of "Triton the Great!" See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite Tem Mil Olhos See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gail Russell's car, a Chrysler convertible, is shown entering her driveway, and the license plate "40 R 116" is visible. In the film SUNSET BOULEVARD, William Holden's car, a Plymouth convertible, is described by Finance Man #2 as a "1946 Plymouth convertible, California license 40 R 116" See more »

Quotes

Elliott Carson: Darling, the stars can't hurt you.
Jean Courtland: They keep watching.
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Connections

Referenced in Pieces (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody Knows the Trouble I Feel
(uncredited)
Traditional Negro spiritual
Played by Jerome Cowan on piano
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A man discovers he has the gift or the curse of forseeing the future.
14 December 2001 | by the lionessSee all my reviews

I've seen this film only once & loved it! It shows just how versitile of an actor Robinson really was.

It tells the story of a man who discovers he really has the ability to see into the future. He becomes a recluse out of the fear that his predictions always come true. That same fear brings him out of reclusion when he seeks out the daughter of a woman he once loved to warn her of impending danger.

The only thing I dislike about this film? It never made it to video. For anyone that would like to see this film's plot, I recommend "The Clarivoyant" with Claude Rains.


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