Nightmare (1942 film)

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Directed by Tim Whelan
Produced by Dwight Taylor
Screenplay by Dwight Taylor
Based on Escape
1932 novel
by Philip MacDonald
Starring Diana Barrymore
Brian Donlevy
Henry Daniell
Music by Frank Skinner
Cinematography George Barnes
Edited by Frank Gross
Universal Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • November 13, 1942 (1942-11-13) (United States)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Nightmare is a 1942 American film noir crime film directed by Tim Whelan starring Diana Barrymore, Brian Donlevy and Henry Daniell. The film was based on a novel of the same name by Philip MacDonald.


Leslie Stafford (Diana Barrymore) is a secretary who seeks the help of a home invader, Daniel Shane (Brian Donlevy), to dispose of the body of her murdered husband in wartime London.



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