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Night Must Fall (30-Apr-1937)

Director: Richard Thorpe

Writer: John Van Druten

From a play: Night Must Fall by Emlyn Williams

Musical Score by: Edward Ward

Producer: Hunt Stromberg

Keywords: Mystery, Thriller

Unpleasant dowager Mrs. Bramson, confined to wheelchair, has brought before her Danny, a young man who impregnated one of the estate's wayward maids; while he concedes to the marriage, she is somehow charmed and Danny finagles his way into an indispensable role as part of her household. But Danny is an opportunistic snake, a fact readily apparent to Mrs. Bramson's niece Olivia. Received Oscar nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
E. E. Clive
Actor
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Kathleen Harrison
Actor
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Alan Marshal
Actor
29-Jan-1909 13-Jul-1961 Night Must Fall
Robert Montgomery
Actor
21-May-1904 27-Sep-1981 Mr. and Mrs. Smith
Rosalind Russell
Actor
4-Jun-1907 28-Nov-1976 Auntie Mame
May Whitty
Actor
19-Jun-1865 29-May-1948 Night Must Fall

CAST

Robert Montgomery   ...   Danny
Rosalind Russell   ...   Olivia
with
May Whitty   ...   Mrs. Bramson
Alan Marshal   ...   Justin
Merle Tottenham   ...   Dora
Kathleen Harrison   ...   Mrs. Terence
Eily Malyon   ...   Nurse
Matthew Boulton   ...   Belsize
Beryl Mercer   ...   Saleslady
Winifred Harris   ...   Mrs. Laurie
E. E. Clive   ...   Guide

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