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Dead of Night (1945)

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103 min | Horror

An architect senses impending doom as his half-remembered recurring dream turns into reality. The guests at the country house encourage him to stay as they take turns telling supernatural tales.
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Directors
Alberto Cavalcanti (segments: Christmas Party, The Ventriloquist's Dummy) (as Cavalcanti) | Charles Crichton (segments: Golfing Story) | Basil Dearden (segments: Hearse Driver, Linking Narrative) | Robert Hamer (segments: The Haunted Mirror)
Writers
John Baines (screenplay) (original story) | Angus MacPhail (screenplay) (as Angus Macphail) (original story) (as Angus Macphail) | T.E.B. Clarke (additional dialogue) | H.G. Wells (original story) | E.F. Benson (original story)
Cinematographers
Stanley Pavey (lighting) (as Stan Pavey) | Douglas Slocombe (lighting)
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$ 1,919
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Release date
Jun 28, 1946 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Mervyn Johns
Walter Craig (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "Christmas Party") Walter Craig (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "Christmas Party")   See fewer
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Roland Culver
Eliot Foley (segment "Linking Story") Eliot Foley (segment "Linking Story")   See fewer
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Mary Merrall
Mrs. Foley (segment "Linking Story") Mrs. Foley (segment "Linking Story")   See fewer
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Googie Withers
Joan Cortland (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "The Haunted Mirror") Joan Cortland (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "The Haunted Mirror")   See fewer
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Frederick Valk
Dr. Van Straaten (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") Dr. Van Straaten (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")   See fewer
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Anthony Baird
Hugh Grainger (segment "Linking Story") (as Antony Baird) Hugh Grainger (segment "Linking Story") (as Antony Baird)   See fewer
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Sally Ann Howes
Sally O'Hara (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "Christmas Party") Sally O'Hara (segment "Linking Story") / (segment "Christmas Party")   See fewer
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Robert Wyndham
Dr. Albury (segment "Linking Story") Dr. Albury (segment "Linking Story")   See fewer
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Judy Kelly
Joyce Grainger (segment "Linking Story") Joyce Grainger (segment "Linking Story")   See fewer
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Miles Malleson
Hearse Driver (segment "Linking Story") Hearse Driver (segment "Linking Story")   See fewer
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Michael Allan
Jimmy Watson (segment "Christmas Story") Jimmy Watson (segment "Christmas Story")   See fewer
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Barbara Leake
Mrs. O'Hara (segment "Linking Story") Mrs. O'Hara (segment "Linking Story")   See fewer
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Ralph Michael
Peter Cortland (segment "The Haunted Mirror") Peter Cortland (segment "The Haunted Mirror")   See fewer
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Esme Percy
Antique Dealer (segment "The Haunted Mirror") (as Esmé Percy) Antique Dealer (segment "The Haunted Mirror") (as Esmé Percy)   See fewer
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Basil Radford
George Parratt (segment "Golfing Story") George Parratt (segment "Golfing Story")   See fewer
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Naunton Wayne
Larry Potter (segment "Golfing Story") Larry Potter (segment "Golfing Story")   See fewer
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Peggy Bryan
Mary Lee (segment "Golfing Story") Mary Lee (segment "Golfing Story")   See fewer
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Allan Jeayes
Maurice Olcott (segment "The Ventiloquist's Dummy") Maurice Olcott (segment "The Ventiloquist's Dummy")   See fewer
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Michael Redgrave
Maxwell Frere (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") Maxwell Frere (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")   See fewer
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Elisabeth Welch
Beulah (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") Beulah (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")   See fewer
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Hartley Power
Sylvester Kee (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") Sylvester Kee (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")   See fewer
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Magda Kun
Mitzi (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") Mitzi (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")   See fewer
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Garry Marsh
Harry Parker (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") Harry Parker (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")   See fewer
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Renee Gadd
Mrs. Craig (segment "Linking Story") (as Renèe Gadd) Mrs. Craig (segment "Linking Story") (as Renèe Gadd)   See fewer
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Patrick Aherne
Doctor at Psychiatric Hospital (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") (uncredited) Doctor at Psychiatric Hospital (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Bonifas
French Nightclub Patron (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") (uncredited) French Nightclub Patron (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Ford
Minor role (uncredited) Minor role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Jones
Fred - Barman (segment "Golfing Story") (uncredited) Fred - Barman (segment "Golfing Story") (uncredited)   See fewer
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John McGuire
Hugo Fitch (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy'") (uncredited) Hugo Fitch (segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy'") (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.7 / 10 | 9,224 votes