Nightmare (1956)






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Jazz musician Stan Grayson (Kevin McCarthy) wakes up from a dream in which he has killed a man during a struggle in a bizarre mirrored room. However, thumbprints on his neck, a strange key in his pocket, and a haunting, otherworldly musical riff in his head quickly convince him that it was not just a dream. Afraid that he might be a murderer, yet not recalling the events of the nightmare, he confides in his brother-in-law (and New Orleans homicide detective) René Bressard (Edward G. Robinson), … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Maxwell Shane
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United Artists


as Stan Grayson

as Rene Bressard

as Torrence

as Belnap

as Madge

as Louie Simes
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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A fascinating character study of someone in a panic.

Full Review… | January 26, 2005
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