The Night My Number Came Up

The Night My Number Came Up

Leslie Norman (1955)

U Certificate


Our Score
This intriguing film bears more than a passing resemblance to the James Stewart airplane melodrama No Highway. Here, Michael Redgrave gives a first-rate central performance as a senior RAF officer who is alarmed when events during a flight to Tokyo begin to resemble those in a nightmare. Exploring with a keen intelligence the coincidences and implausibilities generated by fear, RC Sherriff's tense screenplay is full of unsympathetic, self-obsessed characters, played to a nicety by a model supporting cast, and made riveting viewing by Leslie Norman's unobtrusive direction.


An airman is horrified to find his premonition of disaster starting to come true during a routine military flight. Thriller, starring Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Denholm Elliott, Nigel Stock and Michael Hordern.

Cast & Crew

Air Marshal John Hardie Michael Redgrave
Mary Campbell Sheila Sim
Owen Robertson Alexander Knox
Flight Lieutenant McKenzie Denholm Elliott
Mrs Robertson Ursula Jeans
Commander Lindsay Michael Hordern
Lord Wainwright Ralph Truman
Walker the Pilot Nigel Stock
Walter Bennett George Rose
Soldier Bill Kerr
Soldier Alfie Bass
Engineer Victor Maddern
Director Leslie Norman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: DVD