The Night Heaven Fell (1958)

The Night Heaven Fell (1958)

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In this crime drama, a convent girl vacationing in Spain meets a crook who, unbeknownst to her, has murdered her uncle and seduced her aunt. She helps him escape, and they run off to the mountains and have sex every way they can think of until the cops catch up with them and kill her in a shootout.
Rating: NR
Genre: Art House & International , Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: Roger Vadim
Written By: Jacques Remy Girerd , Peter Viertel , Roger Vadim
In Theaters: wide
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Runtime:
Columbia Pictures

Cast

Brigitte Bardot
as Ursula Desfontaines
Stephen Boyd
as Lamberto
Alida Valli
as Florentine
Pepe Nieto
as Count Ribera
Jose Marco Davo
as Chief Policeman
Antonio Vico
as Count's Driver
Cantinflas
as Alfonso
Tosi
as The Captain
Jose Tasso Tena
as Stableman
Rafael Torrobo
as Veterinarian
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Critic Reviews for The Night Heaven Fell

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Bardot is unconvincing playing a virgin just out of a convent school.

Full Review… | November 5, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

[Roger] Vadim sells the picture by getting his wife out of her dresses and into lingerie, nighties, and less as often as possible.

Full Review… | January 10, 2010
Seanax.com

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July 4, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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Full Review… | January 21, 2004
Q Network Film Desk

Audience Reviews for The Night Heaven Fell

½

You can trust her just like me. Ursula grew up on a convent due to being orphaned when her parents die. She is released from the convent to her aunt and uncle that are in the middle of a turmoil. A local baron feels the aunt and uncle are responsible for the death of his sister; meanwhile, the baron is sleeping with the aunt. Ursula is caught in the middle of a sick and twister love triangle. "Dirty old man!" Roger Vadim, director of Barbarella, Night Games, Surprise Party, The Hot Touch, Love on a Pillow, Blood and Roses, and Vice and Virtue, delivers The Night Heaven Fell. The storyline for this picture is intricate but just okay. The characters could have been better developed and the acting was good but not great. "How long have you loved her?" I recently came across this on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to DVR it. This was interesting and had some cool settings, attire, and characters, but the plot isn't developed or portrayed as well as it could have been. I wouldn't go too out of my way to see this. "I'll be fine for the fiesta." Grade: C

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins
½

This movie was pretty good, Bardot's acting skills aren't stretched any, but she's good at what she's good at. The story is interesting, but could be better portrayed.

Aj V
Aj V

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