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The Night Walker (1964)

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.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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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
Jess Barker
as Malone
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.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Not bad creepy psychodrama from schlockster William Castle.

October 23, 2006
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Audience Reviews for The Night Walker

***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

There were some decent mannequin related frights and the 'click-click' of Howard's cane was a little spooky but there were no sustained or lasting scares. I did like the cast. The recurring theme music, while annoying at first, actually enhanced the movie later. The wrap-up of this whodunit was okay in a Scooby-Doo kind of way.

Whit whitsbrain
Whit whitsbrain

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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