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Night of Terror (1972)

Unrated | | Thriller | TV Movie 10 October 1972
A hired killer hunts down a schoolteacher to get something she has. She doesn't know what it is, but he's already killed twice to get it.

Director:

Jeannot Szwarc (as Jean Szwarc)

Writer:

Cliff Gould
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Balsam ... Capt. Caleb Sark
Catherine Burns ... Celeste Davillo
Chuck Connors ... Brian DiPaulo
Donna Mills ... Linda Daniel
Agnes Moorehead ... Bronsky
Eddie Egan ... Lt. Costin
David Spielberg ... Dr. Widdocomb
Mary Grace Canfield ... Charlady
Peter Hooten ... Chris Arden
John Karlen ... Manning
John Martino ... Steve Martin
William Gray Espy William Gray Espy ... Dr. Kennard
Vic Vallaro Vic Vallaro ... Washington
Bart La Rue Bart La Rue ... Telephone Man
Leon Williams Leon Williams ... Intern
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A hired killer hunts down a schoolteacher to get something she has. She doesn't know what it is, but he's already killed twice to get it.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night of Terror See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A Good Crime-Drama from the Early 70's
30 March 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

The mob is after something and due to an unfortunate set of circumstances they believe that a school teacher by the name of "Lindy Daniels" (Donna Mills) may have it. And they will stop at nothing to get what they are after. In one specific scene Lindy Daniels is seriously injured trying to get away and this makes her plight even more difficult for her in the days ahead. Now, since I don't want to spoil this movie by giving out too many details, I will just say that this is a "made for television" film that has a couple of tense moments and Donna Mills looks as beautiful as always. Martin Balsam also gives a decent performance as a retired policeman-turned-private investigator named "Captain Caleb Sark". On the other hand, I was underwhelmed by the one-dimensional performance of Chuck Connors who played the hit man "Brian DiPaulo" and I suspect that some of this film was left on the cutting room floor. Be that as it may, this film doesn't have any graphic violence, sex or profanity that one would find in a typical movie today and because of that it may appear tame to some. In any case, it's worth a look for anyone who is interested in a good crime-drama from the early 70's.


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