Dead of Night

Dead of Night (1945)

The unexpected, the tragic, the comic, the romantic, the dramatic.....

  • Genre: Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1945-09-09
  • User Rating: 7.175/10 from 237 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Ealing Studios
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Directors: Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer, Alberto Cavalcanti.
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From 237 Ratings


Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests' own bizarre tales.

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  • Mervyn Johns

    as Walter Craig (Segment "Linking Story")
  • Roland Culver

    as Eliot Foley (Segment "Linking Story")
  • Mary Merrall

    as Mrs. Foley (Segment "Linking Story")
  • Googie Withers

    as Joan Cortland (Segment "Linking Story" & "The Haunted Mirror")
  • Frederick Valk

    as Dr. Van Straaten (Segment "Linking Story" & "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
  • Anthony Baird

    as Hugh Grainger (Segment "Linking Story" & "The Hearse Conductor")
  • Sally Ann Howes

    as Sally O'Hara (Segment "Linking Story" & "The Christmas Story")
  • Robert Wyndham

    as Dr. Albury (Segment "The Christmas Story")
  • Judy Kelly

    as Joyce Grainger (Segment "Linking Story" & "The Hearse Conductor")
  • Miles Malleson

    as Hearse Driver (Segment "The Hearse Conductor")
  • Michael Allan

    as Jimmy Watson (Segment "The Christmas Story")
  • Barbara Leake

    as Mrs. O'Hara (Segment "Linking Story" & "The Christmas Story")
  • Ralph Michael

    as Peter Cortland (Segment "The Haunted Mirror")
  • Esme Percy

    as Antiques Dealer (Segment "The Haunted Mirror")
  • Basil Radford

    as George Parratt (Segment "The Golfing Story")
  • Naunton Wayne

    as Larry Potter (Segment "The Golfing Story")
  • Peggy Bryan

    as Mary Lee (Segment "The Golfing Story")
  • Allan Jeayes

    as Maurice Olcott (Segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
  • Michael Redgrave

    as Maxwell Frere (Segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
  • Elisabeth Welch

    as Beulah (Segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
  • Hartley Power

    as Sylvester Kee (Segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
  • Magda Kun

    as Mitzi (Magda Kun "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
  • Garry Marsh

    as Harry Parker (Segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy")
  • Renee Gadd

    as Mrs. Craig (Segment "Linking Story")
  • John McGuire

    as Hugo Fitch (Segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") (Uncredited)
  • Peter Jones

    as Fred, Barman (Segment "Golfing Story") (Uncredited)
  • Paul Bonifas

    as French Nightclub Patron (Segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") (Uncredited)
  • Patrick Aherne

    as Doctor at Psychiatric Hospital (Segment "The Ventriloquist's Dummy") (Uncredited)
Camera Douglas Slocombe Director of Photography
Sound Georges Auric Original Music Composer
Production Michael Balcon Producer
Crew Cliff Richardson Special Effects
Directing Charles Crichton Director
Writing H.G. Wells Original Story
Directing Claude Hudson Third Assistant Director
Directing Basil Dearden Director
Art Michael Relph Art Direction
Camera Gerry Turpin Focus Puller
Production John Croydon Associate Producer
Camera Stanley Pavey Director of Photography
Editing Seth Holt Assistant Editor
Directing Robert Hamer Director
Sound Ernest Irving Conductor
Directing Alberto Cavalcanti Director
Writing Angus MacPhail Screenplay
Writing Angus MacPhail Original Story
Writing T. E. B. Clarke Writer
Crew T. E. B. Clarke Additional Dialogue
Crew Lionel Banes Special Effects
Production Sidney Cole Associate Producer
Editing Charles Hasse Editor
Production Hal Mason Production Supervisor
Sound Bruce Campbell Music Arranger
Writing John Baines Screenplay
Writing John Baines Original Story
Writing E.F. Benson Original Story
Costume & Make-Up Bianca Mosca Costume Design
Art Jim Morahan Assistant Art Director
Art Tony Rimmington Draughtsman
Directing Elaine Schreyeck Continuity
Directing Rowland Douglas Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Tom Shenton Makeup Artist
Camera John Winbolt Clapper Loader
Sound A.E. Rudolph Sound Recordist
Camera Jack Parker Camera Operator
Sound Len Page Sound Recordist
Sound Mary Habberfield Sound Editor
Camera H. Julius Camera Operator
Art Heather Armitage Draughtsman
Sound Eric Williams Sound Supervisor
Camera Roy Gough Still Photographer
Production Ronald Brantford Unit Manager
Editing Daphne Heathcote Assistant Editor
Directing Daphne Heathcote Continuity
Costume & Make-Up Marion Horn Costume Design
Directing Billy Russell Assistant Director
Directing Norman Hipwell Second Assistant Director
Directing P. Potter Third Assistant Director
Art Henry Moore Painter
Art Len Wills Draughtsman
Sound Nikolai Boulatoff Boom Operator
Sound Tom Otter Boom Operator
Camera George Levy Clapper Loader
Camera Maurice Selwyn Clapper Loader
Camera Michael Shepherd Focus Puller
Editing E. Leverett Assistant Editor
Editing F. Thomson Assistant Editor
Directing Gwen Bartle Continuity
Directing M. Hamilton Continuity