The Night of the Following Day (1968) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Night of the Following Day1968

The Night of the Following Day (1968)




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In this lively and sometimes brutal crime drama, four crooks abduct a wealthy heiress and hold her hostage. While waiting for her father to respond, each of the crooks must deal with his personal problems. Matters get worse when the girl begins falling for one of them.


Marlon Brando
as Chauffeur
Jess Hahn
as Wally
Gerard Buhr
as Cop/Fisherman
Jacques Marin
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for The Night of the Following Day

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Somewhere beneath this wayward surface, a better film may be trying to fight its way out.

July 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a terrific role, a sympathetic baddie who has certain standards

December 20, 2008 | Full Review…

An often fascinating film -- not good exactly, but never lacking in strange interest -- that features one of Brando's least 'methody' performances.

April 11, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Marlon Brando gives a pleasingly subdued performance that is devoid of his usual Method acting mannerisms.

July 26, 2004 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Night of the Following Day


Neither great nor terrible this middling thriller has a good cast and some nice location shooting but never really engages the viewer.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer


When it comes to certain actors, I admit that I have a soft spot. Marlon Brando is one of those actors. I wouldn't say this is a terrible movie by any means, but it's a strange misfire that is as incoherent at times as it is compelling. The directorial vision and the aims of the screenplay are blurry, but it ends up being a fairly satisfying experience anyways. Brando ferociously meshes performance and reality in a sadly underrated piece of acting. This film is worth watching for him alone.

Mike T.
Mike T.

Super Reviewer

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