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The Night Has Eyes 1942 PG

79 mins United Kingdom Director. Leslie Arliss

Schoolteachers Marian and Doris are on the trail of her missing friend Evelyn when they take refuge in the remote Yorkshire cottage of reclusive pianist Stephen Deremid. Despite being made to feel unwelcome, Doris is unable to contain her attraction to the brooding and damaged Deremid, but Marion suspects he may have been involved in her friend’s disappearance.

Boasting a wonderful central performance from James Mason as the troubled veteran of the Spanish Civil War, some atmospheric photography by Gunther Krampf, and director Leslie Arliss’ adept handling of numerous twists and turns, The Night Has Eyes is a superior gothic chiller.

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Directed by

Leslie Arliss

Featuring

Mary Clare

Wilfred Lawson

James Mason

Genres

Horror Melodrama

Collection

Fatal Attractions Love Based on the Book…

Certificate

PG mild threat, violence

Released

1942

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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