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The Night Runner1957

The Night Runner (1957)





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In this dark drama, a schizophrenic is forced out of his hospital due to overcrowding, and his doctors tell him to avoid stressful situations. He goes to a beachside motel and likes both the area and the owner's daughter. Her father discovers that he is a mental patient and threatens to have him recommitted unless he leaves his daughter alone. The schizophrenic snaps momentarily, killing him, and he and the daughter flee down the beach. He tries to kill her by pushing her into the water, but comes to his senses and rescues her. He ends up turning himself in.


Ray Danton
as Roy Turner
Colleen Miller
as Susan Mayes
Willis Bouchey
as Loren Mayes
Merry Anders
as Amy Hansen
Harry Jackson
as Hank Hansen
Robert Anderson
as Ed Wallace
Jean Innes
as Miss Dodd
Jean Inness
as Miss Dodd
John Stephenson
as Dr. Crawford
Richard Cutting
as Man Interviewer
Richard H. Cutting
as Man Interviewer
Paul Weber
as Dr. Rayburn
Jack Lomas
as Real Estate Man
Natalie Masters
as Miss Lowell
William Erwin
as McDermott
George Barrows
as Bus Driver
Ethel May Halls
as Elderly Woman
Sam Flint
as Elderly Man
Diana Darrin
as Waitress
John Pickard
as Dr. Fisher
Lola Kendrick
as Secretary
Dale Van Sickel
as Bus Driver
Alex Sharp
as Deputy
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An unconvincing case study of a mental illness.

October 14, 2004 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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