Night Unto Night (1949)

Approved   |    |  Drama, Romance


Night Unto Night (1949) Poster

A scientist haunted by the incurable illness epilepsy meets a beautiful woman haunted by the voice of her dead husband.


5.6/10
294

Photos

  • Ronald Reagan and Osa Massen in Night Unto Night (1949)
  • Ronald Reagan and Viveca Lindfors in Night Unto Night (1949)
  • Ronald Reagan in Night Unto Night (1949)
  • Craig Stevens in Night Unto Night (1949)
  • Osa Massen in Night Unto Night (1949)
  • Ronald Reagan and Viveca Lindfors in Night Unto Night (1949)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


13 June 2004 | Doylenf
A forgettable item among Reagan's resume at Warner Bros...
NIGHT UNTO NIGHT ('49) struggles to be a message film with something important to say about life and love--and does carry an unusual theme. However, despite the dramatic intensity in the performance of Swedish actress VIVECA LINDFORS (who looks radiant in all of her close-ups), no one else in the cast seems to be in the same picture. RONALD REAGAN seems to be sleepwalking through a role he clearly doesn't comprehend, displaying none of the emotional fireworks that Lindfors is capable of. He makes any notion of chemistry with Lindfors seem absurd. A stronger actor might have brought some credibility to his role of a botanist who keeps a dark secret from the woman he loves.

And unfortunately, the supporting roles are too colorless to add much to the proceedings. BRODERICK CRAWFORD is cast inexplicably as an artist in touch with "the truth" and OSSA MASSEN is a bit over the top in her drunken stupor as the jealous sister who reveals Reagan's dark secret to Lindfors at the height of a thunderstorm.

Could have been so much better with a tighter script and more emotional response from Reagan, but this is clearly not one of his better films at WB. Technically, the storm is a stunning sequence--too bad it isn't supporting a better script. Reagan redeemed himself later with some better roles at his home studio but this is clearly a dud.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

No Time for Flowers

No Time for Flowers

Count the Hours!

Count the Hours!

China Venture

China Venture

An Annapolis Story

An Annapolis Story

Hound-Dog Man

Hound-Dog Man

The Verdict

The Verdict

Baby Face Nelson

Baby Face Nelson

Stallion Road

Stallion Road

Crime in the Streets

Crime in the Streets

Spanish Affair

Spanish Affair

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

Secret World

Secret World

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama | Romance

Our Favorite Trailers of the Week

See the trailers we loved this week, including Rian Johnson's Knives Out and Disney's live-action Mulan.

Watch our trailer of trailers

Featured on IMDb

Check out IMDb's San Diego Comic-Con coverage, featuring Kevin Smith as captain of the IMDboat, July 18 to 20, 2019, visit our guide to Star Wars, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com