Dead of Night (1945)

Dead of Night is a 1945 black and white British anthology horror film, made by Ealing Studios. The individual segments were directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer. It stars Mervyn Johns, Googie Withers, Sally Ann Howes and Michael Redgrave.

Architect Walter Craig (Mervyn Johns) goes to Pilgrim's Farm to see a potential client. When he arrives at the house, he gets the feeling that he has been there before. Once inside, he meets a group of people who seem oddly familiar. He tells them that he has dreamt about each one of them and begins to list events that occurred in the dream. Walter's revelations begin a conversation amongst the group, and each person admits to having experienced a strange, unexplainable event.

Enjoyable on many levels: watching great actors, a black and white classic 1hr 45minutes long, although  it was 'stories within a story' it kept me hooked for the entirety, kept wondering why no one has made a modern version, even if loosely based on it. My Mum was a Googie  fan and my Dad liked Mervyn - lived to the age of 93, and was the father of another parentals favourite, Glynis Johns, who I have just discobvered is still alive at 97!

My favourite ‘memory’ of Glynis

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