After being hypnotized into committing murder, a young musician has to reconstruct his actions to clear his name.

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  1. Maxwell Shane

    Director, Writer

  2. Cornell Woolrich


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  1. Edward G. Robinson

    Edward G. Robinson

    Rene Bressard

  2. Kevin McCarthy

    Kevin McCarthy

    Stan Grayson

  3. Connie Russell

    Connie Russell

    Gina - Stan's Girl

  4. Virginia Christine

    Virginia Christine

    Mrs. Sue Bressard

  5. Rhys Williams

    Rhys Williams

    Deputy Torrence

  6. Gage Clarke

    Gage Clarke

    Belknap / Harry Britten

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • August 20, 1956



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Featured Review

A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Stan Grayson is in a Jazz Funk.

Maxwell Shane remakes his own 1947 film Fear in the Night but with a better known cast and more money. Adapted from Cornell Woolrich's novel, story has Stan Grayson (Kevin McCarthy) as a New Orleans clarinetist who dreams he has committed a murder in a heavily mirrored room. Upon waking he finds clues that suggest he actually may have killed a man and frantically turns to his police detective brother-in-law, Rene Bressard (Edward G. Robinson), for help. But it doesn't look good for Stan...

Fear in the Night is a good film, and so is this, but if you have... read the rest.

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