The Night Digger

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The Night Digger
Night digger.jpg
original film poster
Directed by Alastair Reid
Produced by Alan D. Courtney
Screenplay by Roald Dahl
Based on Nest in a Fallen Tree
by Joy Cowley
Starring Patricia Neal
Pamela Brown
Nicholas Clay
Jean Anderson
Christopher Reynalds
Peter Sallis
Music by Bernard Herrmann
Cinematography Alex Thomson
Edited by John Bloom
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • 12 May 1971 (1971-05-12) (U.S.)
Running time
110 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Night Digger is a 1971 British thriller film that was based on the novel Nest in a Fallen Tree by Joy Cowley. It was adapted by Roald Dahl and starred his then wife Patricia Neal. The Night Digger was the American title; it was originally released in the United Kingdom as The Road Builder.[1]



  1. ^ "The Night Digger". 

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