Somewhere in the Night

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"Somewhere in his mind!"
  • TV-PG
  • 1946
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 7.0  (3,473)

Somewhere in the Night is a film noir masterpiece from 1946, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and featuring an outstanding cast led by John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, and Lloyd Nolan. It is a gripping and suspenseful story of a WWII veteran who wakes up in a hospital with no memory of his past and sets out on a dangerous quest to uncover the truth about himself and his past.

The movie begins with a haunting image of a soldier walking in the dark, injured and disoriented. As he stumbles into the street, he is hit by a car and taken to a hospital, where he is identified as George Taylor. However, he has no memory of who he is or how he got there. With only a few clues in his possession, including a letter from a woman named Phyllis and a key to a locker at the train station, George sets out to find out who he is and what happened to him.

As George begins his quest, he encounters a series of shady characters who may or may not be connected to his past. He meets a beautiful young woman named Christy, played by Nancy Guild, who claims to have known him before his accident. But when he confronts her, she denies knowing him and suggests he may have mistaken her for someone else. He also encounters a gangster named Mel Phillips, played by Lloyd Nolan, who claims to be an old friend but makes menacing threats when George presses him for information.

As George delves deeper into his past, he uncovers a web of deceit and betrayal that threatens to consume him. He discovers that he was involved in a robbery and that the police are looking for him. He also finds out that his former partner in crime, a man named Larry, has been killed and that the real mastermind behind the robbery is still at large.

The tension and suspense in Somewhere in the Night are palpable throughout, as George races against time to solve the mystery before it's too late. John Hodiak gives a convincing and powerful performance as George Taylor, a man driven by his desperate need to discover his true identity. Nancy Guild is stunning as Christy, the enigmatic woman who may hold the key to George's past. And Lloyd Nolan is chilling as Mel Phillips, the gangster who may be friend or foe.

The film's visual style is also noteworthy, with its moody black-and-white cinematography and shadowy, atmospheric settings. The nighttime scenes in particular are stunningly beautiful, with their eerie shadows and glimmering lights.

Somewhere in the Night is a classic example of film noir at its best, with its intricate plot, memorable characters, and dark and brooding atmosphere. Its themes of identity, memory, and betrayal are as relevant today as they were when the film was released over 70 years ago. It is a must-see for fans of noir and for anyone who enjoys a gripping and suspenseful mystery.

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    7.0  (3,473)