Night Unto Night

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Night Unto Night
Night Unto Night poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Don Siegel
Produced by Owen Crump
Written by Kathryn Scola
Starring Ronald Reagan
Viveca Lindfors
Broderick Crawford
Rosemary DeCamp
Osa Massen
Art Baker
Music by Franz Waxman
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Edited by Thomas Reilly
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • June 10, 1949 (1949-06-10)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Night Unto Night is a 1949 Film Noir drama film directed by Don Siegel and written by Kathryn Scola. It is based on the 1944 novel by Philip Wylie. The film stars Ronald Reagan, Viveca Lindfors, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp, Osa Massen and Art Baker. The film was released by Warner Bros. on June 10, 1949.[1][2]

Fifteen years later, Siegel would direct Reagan's final film, 1964's The Killers.


John Gaylord is in Florida, looking for a new place to live. Gaylord is a former scientist who now suffers from epilepsy, a fact he keeps hidden from Ann Gracie, a widow who rents him her house. Ann has introduced him to her friends C.L. and Thalia Shawn, a married couple who live nearby. Ann is upset because she believes she can still hear the voice of her late husband Bill, who was killed in the war. John has an epileptic seizure. A doctor tells him his condition is worsening. He and C.L., an artist, have discussions of whether there is life after death. Ann's sister Lisa develops a romantic interest in him, but John falls for Ann instead. As a hurricane threatens, John contemplates suicide.



  1. ^ "Night unto Night (1949) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  2. ^ T. M. P. (1949-06-11). "Movie Review - Night Unto Night - An Old Picture From Warners". Retrieved 2015-05-08. 

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