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Can someone PLEASE help me identify a movie?


juliadaniel
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Hi all!

 

Didn't know where best to post this, but everyone here seems well versed in their classic films. A few years ago, I was watching TCM around Halloween time and stubled upon a film already in progress that I ended up LOVING, but I cannot for the life of me remember its title. I hope this isn't too terribly vague, but here's what I remember: It was black and white, a man had apparently (I missed the beginning) ended up at a gathering inside a home which he had previously dreamt of. I want to say that the man in question was perhaps a psychiatrist (?), some type of medical professional. He keeps trying to tell the people in attendance that he has been here before, but most of them think he is somewhat mad. Eventually the guests begin telling stories of odd circumstances they've encountered in their own lives and the stories begin splitting off into several vignettes. One was rather silly and comedic, with a man telling the story of seeing/being able to speak to his recently deceased bestfriend on the night of his honeymoon. Another one of the stories I remember is of a woman continually seeing the image of her husband (possibly deceased, I can't remember) in various mirrors around her home.

 

Anyway, the film ends with the original man (the man who dreamt of this house/scenario) murdering everyone and then realizing that he has dreamt of his fate/destiny (of becoming a murderer) at some real-life gathering he has been invited to. Essentially, he's dreamt his future and now feels that he can't stop it. I can't remember if that's exactly correct, or what the explanation was, or if there even was an explanation. I just know I'd like to see this again! If anyone can help me identify this film, I'd be forever grateful! Thank you for reading all of this.

 

- Julia

 

 

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Think Slaytonf has it with "Dead of Night": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_of_Night

 

BFI (British Film Institute) having a retrospective of Ealing Studio films and they're showing "Dead of Night" on Oct. 31 (but have to live in England, I guess): https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=77FDF853-66C7-4F73-8338-A02321C8EF72&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=C24CF88C-A9B8-44DF-8BF2-13BA367AC3C4

 

 

Anyway, BFI detailed synopsis of film here and you can decide for yourself if it's the same movie you saw:

 

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/491909/synopsis.html

 

More information about the film here including stills from the film:

 

http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/491909/index.html

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In *Dead of Night*, the guy is an architect. Near the end, all the stories he has heard swirl into a nightmarish hallucination, and he awakes in his own bed - he has had this recurring dream once again. But, he doesn't kill anyone. It's a good film. One vignette is about a pair of golfers, and another is about a ventriloquist and his dummy. There are several.

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