6.4/10
78
2 user

Fire in the Night (1955)

Det brenner i natt! (original title)
Tim works at a newspaper during day time, and is a pyromaniac at night. Only the newspaper's editor, which also is a childhood friend, knows about Tim's dark side. Until Margrethe also gets to know.

Director:

Arne Skouen

Writer:

Arne Skouen
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Nine Lives (1957)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

During World War II, nine members of the Norwegian Resistance trapped into a deadly Nazi ambush. Only one escapes on foot, and a fierce hunt through the ice desert has begun.

Director: Arne Skouen
Stars: Jack Fjeldstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland
Drama | Crime | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An American bomber is shot down over the western side of the Oslo fjord during World War II, and survivors are hidden in a church by local citizens to escape German occupiers.

Director: Arne Skouen
Stars: Henki Kolstad, Jack Kennedy, Randi Kolstad
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The movie takes place on Oslo's east side sometime during the twenties. It depicts the workers' environment by traditional elements like unemployment, strike, poverty, alcoholism, absent ... See full summary »

Directors: Ulf Greber, Arne Skouen
Stars: Tom Tellefsen, Ivar Thorkildsen, Pål Bang-Hansen
Kalde spor (1962)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Wartime 1944. Oddmund stays at a remote cabin in the high mountains, about to lead 12 refugees out of the country. But he also awaits the most important person is his life, Ragnhild, which isn't coming.

Director: Arne Skouen
Stars: Toralv Maurstad, Henny Moan, Alf Malland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Circus Fandango is a traveling workplace where everyone has to work together to make their living. A trade where occupational pride, commitment, but maybe also loneliness when getting old, like the clown Papa.

Director: Arne Skouen
Stars: Arne Arnardo, Joachim Holst-Jensen, Ilselil Larsen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The third installment in Arne Skouens trilogy about mentally challenged children, in solidarity of the involved children and families.

Director: Arne Skouen
Stars: Erik Bye, Synne Skouen, Frimann Falck Clausen
An-Magritt (1969)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In Norway in the 1600s, An-Magritt is born as the result of a rape.

Director: Arne Skouen
Stars: Liv Ullmann, Per Oscarsson, Wolf von Gersum
Surrounded (1960)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

From his secret radio transmitter in the tower of a woman's hospital in Oslo during WW2, Per keeps contact with London, while being sought after by the German occupiers. Based on true events about war-hero Knut Haugland.

Director: Arne Skouen
Stars: Ivar Svendsen, Kari Øksnevad, Rolf Kirkvaag
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Claes Gill Claes Gill ... Tim
Elisabeth Bang Elisabeth Bang ... Margrethe, sosialsekretær
Harald Heide Steen Harald Heide Steen ... Tims barndomsvenn
Gudrun Waadeland Gudrun Waadeland ... Korrekturass.
Thor Hjorth-Jenssen Thor Hjorth-Jenssen ... Journalist
Helge Essmar Helge Essmar ... Redaksjonssekretær
Harald Aimarsen Harald Aimarsen ... Redaksjonsmedarb.
Edit

Storyline

Tim works at a newspaper during day time, and is a pyromaniac at night. Only the newspaper's editor, which also is a childhood friend, knows about Tim's dark side. Until Margrethe also gets to know.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

6 January 1955 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Fire in the Night See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a noir bomb
2 September 2019 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

Fan of american, british and french film noir, I'm discovering this genre in other countries, and there are some true masterpieces. After having seen the extraordinary "the Scarlet dove" from Finland, I discover from Norway "Fire in the night", the story of a poor lonesome crazy man working in a newspaper and arsoning some small fires when he is in stress. Getting more and more in stress as he falls in love, his personality changes from better to worse. The actor playing that insane character is Cleas Gill and he is terrific from the first scenes, mostly omnipresent. All the casting is great, playing normal persons. Cinematography and direction are following precisely that crazy man.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed