Nightfall (1956)

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Through a series of bizarre coincidences, an artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers.




  • Anne Bancroft and Aldo Ray in Nightfall (1956)
  • James Gregory and Aldo Ray in Nightfall (1956)
  • Aldo Ray in Nightfall (1956)
  • Anne Bancroft and Aldo Ray in Nightfall (1956)
  • Anne Bancroft and Aldo Ray in Nightfall (1956)
  • Nightfall (1956)

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6 June 2019 | christopher-underwood
| excellent dialogue and impressive cinematography
Ten years on from his classic, Out of the Past, Jacques Tourneur turns out another fine film. It does not have quite the gravitas of the earlier film and Aldo Ray, Brian Keith and even the lovely Anne Bancroft not quite the stature of Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas and Jane Greer but, nevertheless a snappy and stylish effort with the wonderful snowy Wyoming landscape as the rural setting contrasted with the neon lit LA scenes. The slightly improbable but simple story is intriguingly told with flashbacks, excellent dialogue and impressive cinematography. We are drawn in at the very start when a strange automobile accident interrupts a fishing trip and held until the very end and the stunning and suspenseful snow plow sequence.

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Release Date:

9 November 1956


English, Spanish, Italian

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Filming Locations

Los Angeles, California, USA

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