Night Tide

  • 1963
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

A well-done, CAT PEOPLE-inspired drama starring Hopper as a sailor on leave who becomes attracted to, and then obsessed with, orphan girl Lawson, who plays a mermaid at a seaside resort sideshow. Muir, the sideshow owner, warns Hopper to stay away from the girl, for two men have turned up dead after having been seen in her company. Hopper then learns that...read more

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A well-done, CAT PEOPLE-inspired drama starring Hopper as a sailor on leave who becomes attracted to, and then obsessed with, orphan girl Lawson, who plays a mermaid at a seaside resort sideshow. Muir, the sideshow owner, warns Hopper to stay away from the girl, for two men have turned up dead after having been seen in her company. Hopper then learns that Lawson believes herself to be descended from Sea People who must kill during the full moon. Despite these disturbing facts, Hopper accepts an invitation from Lawson to go skin diving. Remaining true to her beliefs, Lawson tries to kill Hopper while underwater, but he escapes and she disappears. Several days later, Hopper returns to the sideshow and is shocked to see Lawson's lifeless body on display. Hopper calls the police and Muir is arrested. Muir confesses that he had convinced Lawson she was truly a sea devil from a

very young age, and that rather than kill again she drowned herself.

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  • Review: A well-done, CAT PEOPLE-inspired drama starring Hopper as a sailor on leave who becomes attracted to, and then obsessed with, orphan girl Lawson, who plays a mermaid at a seaside resort sideshow. Muir, the sideshow owner, warns Hopper to stay away from the… (more)

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