The Night Digger (The Road Builder) (1971)

The Night Digger (The Road Builder)


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Adapted by Roald Dahl from a novel by Joy Crowley, The Road Builder is better known by its American release title: The Night Digger. Patricia Neal, then Mrs. Dahl, stars as the repressed middle-aged adopted daughter of blind and elderly Pamela Brown. Both women are drawn to Nicholas Clay, a seriously disturbed young handyman whom they shield from the authorities. Neal and Brown are particularly fascinated by Clay's mysterious nocturnal forays. When Neal decides to offer herself sexually to Clay, … More

Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense , Drama
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as Maura Prince

as Mrs. Prince

as Billy Jarvis

as Bank Clerk

as Whore

as Mrs. McMurtrey

as Mr. Bolton

as Dr. Robinson

as District Nurse

as Mrs. Palafox

as Rev. Palafox

as Mary Wingate
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I only felt the more miserable for seeing it.

Full Review… | January 24, 2011
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