It's been called one of the most respected and influential films of its kind, yet the original 1945 uncut Dead of Night has been all but impossible to see in any form for years. Britain's Ealing Studios brought together an all-star cast and four directors (Charles Crichton, Lavender Hill Mob), Basil Dearden (The Mind Benders), Alberto Cavalcanti (They Made Me a Fugitive), and Robert Hamer (It Never Rains on Sunday) to create a film that's part horror, part mystery, part suspense, and all classic.
Strangers brought together in a remote country estate swap stories, little knowing that the greatest surprise awaits them at the end of their tale-telling.
The cast includes Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers, Mervyn Johns, Sally Ann Howes, and Basil Radford.
We're very happy to present this groundbreaking thriller from a new 4K restoration courtesy of our friends at Kino Lorber and Studio Canal, and this is the complete 103 min. uncut version.
Also on the Program
Oh, that's not enough for you people? Sheesh. Well, our cartoons this week include Russian Rhapsody and Duck Soup to Nuts, both from Warner Bros.; on the Vitaphone bandstand is Stan Kenton and his Orchestra; our TravelTalk caravan travels to Madeira, Island of Romance; please we have a surprise or two, you know us.
And as if all THAT isn't enough, we present "The Final Key", which is, yes, the last episode of our cliffhanger serial, The Master Key. Plus a preview of our next serial!
Next time, it's another classic film noir plus the first episode of our latest cliffhanger and the proverbial "much, much more"!