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The Night Walker1964

The Night Walker (1964)





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Irene Trent (Barbara Stanwyck) was married to the inventor Howard (Hayden Roarke) before the blind electronics genius blows himself up following an argument between the couple. Irene leaves after the arguments only to learn of her husband's demise later. When Irene has reoccurring dreams of a faceless lover, she confides in her friend and attorney Barry Moreland (Robert Taylor) of her vision. She also tells him that Howard had accused her of marital infidelity and had her trailed by a private detective. William Castle directed the suspenseful thriller written by Psycho author Robert Bloch. Taylor and Stanwyck appear in their first film together in 27 years. The two were married from 1939 to 1951 and appeared in two films before their marriage. Their mutual respect as friends and performers is evident in The Night Walker.


Barbara Stanwyck
as Irene Trent
Robert Taylor
as Barry Morland
Judi Meredith
as Joyce Holland
Hayden Rorke
as Howard Trent
Lloyd Bochner
as Man in the Dream
Tetsu Komai
as Gardener
Ted Durant
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for The Night Walker

All Critics (3)

Limp Psycho-like copycat thriller.

March 12, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Not bad creepy psychodrama from schlockster William Castle.

October 23, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for The Night Walker

One of William Castle's more interesting films. With another screenplay from Robert Bloch, this movie is one part Twilight Zone, one part Vertigo and all parts Castle. This is one of William's better efforts and I did find some creepyness to it, which rarely happens to me. It is far better than his previous effort I Saw What You Did.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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not a great movie but of its type a good one and interesting to see Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor together so many years after their divorce. She looks good, he looks like hell.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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