The Night My Number Came Up

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The Night My Number Came Up
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UK release poster
Directed by Leslie Norman
Produced by Michael Balcon
Written by R. C. Sherriff
Starring Michael Redgrave
Sheila Sim
Alexander Knox
Denholm Elliott
Music by Malcolm Arnold
Cinematography Lionel Banes
Edited by Peter Tanner
Distributed by General Film Distributors (UK)
Continental Film Distributors (US)
Release dates
1955 (UK)
Running time
94 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Night My Number Came Up is a 1955 British supernatural drama film directed by Leslie Norman and starring Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim and Alexander Knox. The screenplay was written by R. C. Sherriff based on a real incident in the life of British Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard.[1] It was made by Ealing Studios.

Plot summary[edit]

A senior Royal Air Force officer (Michael Redgrave) is at a dinner party in Hong Kong at which one of those present, (Michael Hordern), talks about a dream he had in which the Air Force Officer and a group of companions are flying in a Dakota which crashes on a rocky shore. The Air Marshal is due to fly to Tokyo the following day, but is not disturbed because many of the details differ from his planned voyage.

However, as the flight proceeds circumstances change so that eventually all the details correspond to the dream. Moreover the plane does actually crash on a rocky shore in Japan.



  1. ^ Obituary of Sir Victor Goddard, The Times, January 1987

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