RE: Title Anyone?

Suhr, Angie (
Thu, 20 Jul 2000 08:23:56 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Sally,
I believe the title of the movie
you are looking for is
THE DEAD OF NIGHT (Great Britain, 1945, 103 min),
an Ealing omnibus of ghost stories.
Directors are Basil Dearden, Alberto Cavalcanti,
Robert Hamer, Charles Crichton; Screen play
by John Baines and Angus McPhail based on
stories by H. G. Wells, E. F. Benson, John Baines
and Angus McPhail. An omnibus of five ghost stories and
a linking story. one of the stories (the last one) in the film,
VENTRILOQUIST is about a deranged ventriloquist
at odd with his dummy.

We used to have 16mm copy of the film in the collection,
but now it's all gone.
You may be able to find it in video.
Good luck.

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2000 4:49 PM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: Title Anyone?
> Movie Mavens:
> A friend is asking about a British film from the 1950s. Plot: a number
> of
> people meet at an old inn; they tell ghost stories; one of the stories
> is
> about a ventriloquist who is taken over by his dummy. Anyone recognize
> this?
> Thanks in advance,
> Sally Mason-Robinson