The Night My Number Came Up

The Night My Number Came Up

Leslie Norman (1955)

91min
PG Certificate
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Review

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.

Summary

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
Flt Lt McKenzie Denholm Elliott
Walker Nigel Stock
Cdr Lindsay Michael Hordern
Owen Robertson Alexander Knox
Mrs Robertson Ursula Jeans
Lord Wainwright Ralph Truman
Walter Bennett George Rose
Director Leslie Norman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: DVD
Drama