Night Unto Night (1949)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Filmed in 1947, Warner Bros. Night Unto Night wasn't released until 1949. Based on a novel by Philip Wylie, the film stars Ronald Reagan as John, a young scientist suffering from epilepsy (In 1951, Reagan would play another epileptic, baseball star Grover Cleveland Alexander, in The Winning Team). Viveca Lindfors co-stars as Ann, who is recovering from the loss of her husband. Both John and Ann head to the coast of Florida for rest and relaxation, and it is here that they fall in love. While John and Ann contend with their individual afflictions and private demons, their mutual friend Shawn (Broderick Crawford) dispenses philosophical advice. The psychological aspect of Night Unto Night seems dated and simplistic when seen today; even so, Reagan and especially Lindfors are convincing in their difficult roles.



beach, beach-house, biochemistry, craziness, doctor/nurse, epilepsy, haunted, house, hurricane, husband, ill-fated, life-savings, love, problems, romance, scientist, secrets, suffering, suicide, terminal [station], terminal-illness, tragic-love, voice [speaking], widow/widower