Things Happen at Night (1948)





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An amiable poltergeist causes problems in a family's home by taking over the body of the youngest daughter in this comedy. It is a scientist and an insurance investigator who figure out what happened. Real mayhem ensues when the spirit jumps into the body of the insurance detective. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Comedy , Horror , Mystery & Suspense


Beatrice Campbell
as Joyce Prescott
Grace Denbeigh-Russell
as Miss Handcock
Alfred Drayton
as Wilfred Prescott
June Elvin
as Miss Minter
Robertson Hare
as Vincent Ebury
Gordon Harker
as Joe Harris
Olga Lindo
as Hilda Prescott
Garry Marsh
as Spencer
Eric Micklewood
as Nobby Ebury
Eric Robinson
as Himself
Wylie Watson
as Watson
Joan Young
as Mrs. Venning
Gwyneth Vaughan
as Audrey Prescott
Judith Warden
as Mrs. Fortescue
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Entertaining "B" British movie, it effectively mixes comedy and suspense. Good cast and nicely acted.

James Higgins
James Higgins

When his daughter (Vaughan) becomes the conduit for a fire-starting poltergeist, Mr. Prescott (Drayton) teams with an insurance adjuster (Harker) and a paranormal investigator to annoy the spirit and drive it out. "Things Happen at Night" is a weak attempt at a horror comedy. It features a nice cast of actors who labor mightily with the bad script, but who ultimately can't overcome the material. There's very little reason to wach this film unless you're the world's biggest fan of comedian Gordon Harker. (I came across this film in the "[url=""]Dark Crimes[/url]" movie collection. It's an odd choice for inclusion in that set. It's out of place in a collection of film noir and detective movies, and it's not a movie that's worth preserving.) Things Happen at Night Starring: Gordon Harker, Alfred Drayton, and Gwynneth Vaughan Director: Francis Searle

Steve Miller
Steve Miller

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