Somewhere in the Night (2003)
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Movie InfoGeorge Taylor (John Hodiak) is a war veteran suffering from amnesia with only two clues to his past: the bitter letter from a woman who hates him and another mysterious letter signed "Larry Cravat." Taylor goes to Los Angeles to meet Cravat. It turns out that Cravat is wanted for murder and the robbery of $2 million. George becomes involved with a singer, Christy (Nancy Guild) and is chased by mobsters while on a search for the stolen money. There ensue a series of chases, an interesting plot twist and a surprise ending as John learns the true identity of Cravat.Somewhere in the Night is the quintessential "amnesia victim" as protagonist film, somewhat slow, but nevertheless, engrossing and suspenseful. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Somewhere in the Night
Joseph L. Mankiewicz's nervous nightmare (made in his first year of directing) isn't an all-hallowed member of the noir canon -- it's fairly slick, and Mankiewicz has little or no existentialist cred. But it sings the school's black-hearted lament.
Out of this familiar premise, Mankiewicz has fashioned a classic film noir.
As a straight piece of melodramatic staging, this Twentieth Century-Fox film is all right.
It's a decent picture, though the auteur touches (the visual stiffness, the tendency to drag scenes out long after the dramatic point has been made) are largely negative.
A no name cast conjures up some atmospheric thrills under the direction of Mankiewicz.
Audience Reviews for Somewhere in the Night
Good wronged man noir. Hodiak is solid if somewhat stolid but he possesses the proper gravitas for the lead. The plot is explained a little too much rather than acted out visually but still a good film with an excellent supporting cast.More
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