Fear in the Night is a good psychological melodrama, unfolded at fast clip and will please the whodunit-and-how fans.

Fear in the Night is a good psychological melodrama, unfolded at fast clip and will please the whodunit-and-how fans.

Maxwell Shane, who scripted from a William Irish [= Cornell Woolrich] story, [Nightmare,] also directed. It’s his first directorial chore. He realizes on meller elements for full worth. Plot concerns young man who awakens one morning after dream that he has killed a man. Reality of dream is strengthened when he finds strange button and key in his pocket. He seeks aid from his detective brother-in-law.

Paul Kelly is a believable cop who aids DeForest Kelley solve nightmare riddle.

Fear in the Night

Production

Paramount. Director Maxwell Shane; Producer William H. Pine, William C. Thomas; Screenplay Maxwell Shane; Camera Jack Greenhalgh; Editor Howard Smith; Music Rudy Schrager; Art Director F. Paul Sylos

Crew

(B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1947. Running time: 71 MIN.

With

Paul Kelly DeForest Kelley Ann Doran Kay Scott Robert Emmett Keane
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