Night Watch

Night Watch

Elizabeth Taylor
Director: Brian G. Hutton Cast: Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
, Laurence Harvey
Laurence Harvey
, Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
Brian G. Hutton

DVD (Remastered / Full Frame)

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Night Watch a suspenseful, under-rated thriller tells the story of a lonely, unhappily married woman who believes that she sees a murder committed in the deserted house across her courtyard. Ellen Wheeler (Elizabeth Taylor) spends her nights alone, drinking, wandering around her living room, and looking out the window. One night she witnesses a murder. She calls the police, who investigate, but find nothing. Her husband John (Laurence Harvey) believes that she has imagined the entire thing, but her friend Sarah (Billie Whitelaw), while skeptical, is sympathetic to her deeply troubled friend. Director Brian G. Hutton fills the film with a number of distracting red-herrings and directs with a leisurely pace which tends to lessen the suspense. However, Taylor is splendid in the central role of a woman who seems to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and she creates a sympathetic believable character. Laurence Harvey, in his final performance, is less effective but is believable as the neglectful, emotionally abusive husband. Night Watch has a bloody, surprise ending, which while stretching credibility, is perfectly in keeping with the melodramatic intensity created by Taylor. Night Watch, reminiscent in some respect of Gaslight will be of interest to fans of Elizabeth Taylor and should entertain any fan of psychological thrillers.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/2011
UPC: 0883316397039
Original Release: 1973
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:39:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elizabeth Taylor Ellen Wheeler
Laurence Harvey John Wheeler
Billie Whitelaw Sarah Cooke
Robert Lang Appleby
Tony Britton Tony
Bill Dean Inspector Walker
Michael Denvers-Walker Sgt. Norris
Rosario Serrano Dolores
Pauline Jameson Secretary
Linda Hayden Girl In Car
Kevin Colson Carl
Laon Maybanke Florist

Technical Credits
Brian G. Hutton Director
George Barrie Songwriter
Jonathan Bates Editor
Sammy Cahn Songwriter
John Cameron Score Composer
George W. George Producer
Evan Jones Screenwriter
John Jympson Editor
Peter Murton Art Director
Peter James Set Decoration/Design
Martin Poll Producer
Barnard Straus Producer
Valentino Costumes/Costume Designer
David White Producer
Billy Williams Cinematographer
Tony Williamson Screenwriter

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