Night Unto Night

  • 1949
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  • Romance

Reagan plays a biochemist who travels to a secluded area on the Gulf Coast of Florida when he learns that he has been stricken with epilepsy. He rents a beach house from the recently widowed Lindfors to convalesce and continue his work in private. As the days go by the doctor and the lonely widow grow close, but Reagan keeps his medical problem a secret....read more

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Reagan plays a biochemist who travels to a secluded area on the Gulf Coast of Florida when he learns that he has been stricken with epilepsy. He rents a beach house from the recently widowed Lindfors to convalesce and continue his work in private. As the days go by the doctor and the

lonely widow grow close, but Reagan keeps his medical problem a secret. The dark and beautiful Lindfors has a few secrets as well. Each time she enters the house, she hears her late husband's voice. Soon she confides in Reagan and he tries to convince her that the house is not haunted. It seems to

him that her problems are psychological. More trouble arises when Reagan undergoes a violent epileptic fit and his doctor, Baker, informs him that his condition is irreversible and terminal. Deeply depressed, Reagan attempts suicide by walking into a hurricane. Lindfors learns of Reagan's problems

and, now in love with him, saves his life and vows to stay by his side. A plodding psychological drama, NIGHT UNTO NIGHT meanders through its underdeveloped script with only a few moments of effectively atmospheric direction to liven things up. The supporting cast is given nothing of interest to

do, especially Crawford, who plays a friend of the suffering stars. Reagan's second film after his return from service in WW II, NIGHT UNTO NIGHT was also director Siegel's second picture (THE VERDICT, 1946, was his first), and the film was designed as a vehicle for Warner's newest starlet,

Swedish actress Lindfors. Unfortunately, the resulting film was so disappointing that Warner Bros. shelved it for two years and it wasn't released until after Lindfors had left the studio. The collaboration did benefit Siegel and Lindfors for a time, however, because they were married in 1949

(divorced in 1953). Siegel would direct Reagan again in THE KILLERS (1964), the actor's last film before seeking the governorship of California.

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