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Night Tide (1961)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 17 September 1965 (Mexico)
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A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.

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Curtis Harrington

Writers:

Curtis Harrington (screenplay), Curtis Harrington (short story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dennis Hopper ... Johnny Drake
Linda Lawson Linda Lawson ... Mora
Gavin Muir ... Capt. Samuel Murdock
Luana Anders ... Ellen Sands
Marjorie Eaton ... Madame Romanovitch
Tom Dillon Tom Dillon ... Merry-Go-Round Operator - Ellen's Grandfather
H.E. West H.E. West ... Lt. Henderson
Ben Roseman Ben Roseman ... Bruno
Marjorie Cameron Marjorie Cameron ... Water Witch (as Cameron)
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Storyline

On leave in a shore side town, Johnny becomes interested in a young dark haired woman. They meet and he learns that she plays a mermaid in the local carnival. After strange occurrences, Johnny begins to believe that she may actually be a real mermaid that habitually kills during the cycle of the full moon. Written by <VRSC26B@PRODIGY.COM>

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Taglines:

Temptress from the sea...loving...killing! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

17 September 1965 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl from Beneath the Sea See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Phoenix Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Lorre was approached to play the role of Capt. Murdock, but the filmmakers couldn't afford the salary he demanded. See more »

Goofs

As Johnny and Mora arrive at the dive spot in the motor boat, a medium camera shot shows Mora suited up with dive tank and dive mask on her head. The shot then switches to a close up, but now we see Mora has no dive mask on, and in fact, we see Johnny holding both his and Mora's masks in his hands. See more »

Quotes

Madame Romanovitch: Have you ever had a Tarot reading before?
Johnny Drake: No, I've never been to a fortune teller before.
Madame Romanovitch: Don't use that expression, "fortune teller." It sounds so vulgar. I prefer to be known as a chiromancer or clairvoyant.
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Crazy Credits

'And so, all the night tide, I lie down by the side of my darling - my darling - my life and my bride, in her sepulchre there by the sea, in her tomb by the sounding sea.' Edgar Allen Poe (from 'Annabel Lee') See more »

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Referenced in Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (2001) See more »

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The Tell Tale Harp
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A Man Needs a Murmaid
11 April 2007 | by amosduncan_2000See all my reviews

Oddball cheapie is a lot of atmospheric fun for about an hour or so, then kind of just peters out with a weak ending. Still, there is a nice tone to the off hand, low key acting, and it is wonderful for an L.A. Lover to see Santa Monica and Venice as they looked in this period. This film, along with Welles "Touch Of Evil" and John Parker's "Dementia" aka "Daughter of Horror", form a sort of dark trilogy of Venice Beach Noir. The unmistakable Bruno Ve Sota (the poor man's Orson Welles?) is in two of them. Anyway, it's a must for any fan of the "Pyschotronic" film underground, you'll be glad you checked it out. Love the scene with the Seagull.


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