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Night Tide Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Writer/director [[Performer~P93488~Curtis Harrington~curtisharrington]] does an admirable job working around the severe budget limitations of the 1963 psychological chiller Night Tide. Sailor Johnny ([[Performer~P94825~Dennis Hopper~dennishopper]]) falls in love with carnival-girl Mora ([[Performer~P40988~Linda Lawson~lindalawson]]), despite warnings that Mora is a "jinx" who has brought about the deaths of two previous suitors. Mora performs a mermaid act at the carnival, but to her it's no act: she believes herself the descendant of an underwater race that must kill by the light of the full moon to survive. One evening, Mora tries to kill Johnny, prompting his quick exit. He returns some time later to discover, all too late, that the film's real villain is the jealous carney owner ([[Performer~P51188~Gavin Muir~gavinmuir]]). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Dennis Hopper
as Johnny Drake
Linda Lawson
as Mora
Gavin Muir
as Capt. Murdock
Luana Anders
as Ellen Sands
Bruno Ve Sota
Ben Roseman
Cameron
as Woman in Black
Marjorie Eaton
as Mme. Romanovitch

Crew

Curtis Harrington
Director
Aram Kantarian
Producer
Curtis Harrington
Screenwriter
Vilis Lapenieks
Cinematographer
David Raksin
Composer (Music Score)
Jodie Copelan
Editor
Paul Mathison
Production Designer
Benjamin Zemach
Choreography
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