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Dead of Night 1945 PG

104 mins United Kingdom Director. Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer

This masterful portmanteau British horror laid the foundations for a slew of similarly structured films in the 1960s and 70s. But no imitator could hope to better this superb collection of macabre supernatural tales, which take in haunted mirrors, ghostly children (and golfers), deadly premonitions, and, most memorably, a demented ventriloquist and his treacherous dummy.

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Directed by

Alberto Cavalcanti

Charles Crichton

Basil Dearden

Robert Hamer


Mervyn Johns

Anthony Baird

Robert Wyndham


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United Kingdom



Production company

Ealing Studios

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