Sleep, My Love (1947) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sleep, My Love (1947)





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In this noirish melodrama, a wealthy young woman awakens aboard a Boston-bound train with no memory of how she got there. A kindly old woman helps her contact her husband. When her husband mentions that she threatened him with a gun before leaving, she is even more confused.

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Claudette Colbert
as Alison Courtland
Don Ameche
as Richard Courtland
Robert Cummings
as Bruce Elcott
George Coulouris
as Charles Vernay
Anne Triola
as Waitress
Queenie Smith
as Mrs. Vernay
Keye Luke
as Jimmie
Fred Nurney
as Haskins
Raymond Burr
as Lt. Strake
Ralph Morgan
as Dr. Rhinehart
Jimmie Dodd
as Elevator Boy
Syd Saylor
as Milkman
Eddie Dunn
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Sleep, My Love

All Critics (4)

The implausibility of the story is successfully screened by the dialogue which is refreshingly natural, and there are many delightful touches which the producer, Mr. Buddy Rogers, exploits to advantage.

June 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A blueprint of infidelity and manipulation shot by Douglas Sirk with tons of baleful wit

January 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Well made wife-in-distress thriller, creatively directed.

January 30, 2012 | Full Review…

The plot becomes increasingly too absurd to be believed.

February 16, 2005 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sleep, My Love

Although this Gaslight knockoff features a solid cast, the plot and direction (artistically sound, yet lacking storytelling fundamentals) leaves much to be desired. Ameche "tells" (per direction I'm sure) the first minute he is onscreen. Yech. But everyone does okay insofar as delivering-a-story-you-already-know-how-it-goes goes. The Chinese wedding sequence (featuring Asians laughing, kissing, and dancing - not sinister, not the racist Hollywood I grew up watching at all) really the only surprise in this "mystery".

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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This movie is a lot like films like Gaslight, which were better. There is a pretty good cast, and it starts out a pretty good mystery. Then it gets to be predictable, and it's not as good as it could be.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Early Sirk semi Gaslight remake has effective use of shadows and a good cast but tips it's hand far too early. In addition it has some seemingly interesting subsidiary characters, Rita Johnson is especially fun cast against type as a daffy chatterbox, that are trotted out just long enough to catch your attention and then they disappear. Unfortunate since the "mystery" is revealed so early and is obvious even before that the film could have used some extra attractions.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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