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Night Tide

USA, English, 84 mins

  • Director: Curtis Harrington
  • Writer: Curtis Harrington
  • Producer: Aram Katarian; Jules Schwartz

CGiii Comment

Definitely, an oddity from a director who is - strangely - considered a forerunner to the New Queer Cinema movement. Possibly, due to his association and collaboration with Kenneth Anger.

Hopper does not give a virtuoso performance - wooden and flat, just like the writing - accompanied by a seriously hideous soundtrack.

Harrington, truly, had a strange career...a strange legacy.


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The(ir) Blurb...

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.

Cast & Characters

Dennis Hopper as Johnny Drake;
Linda Lawson as Mora;
Gavin Muir as Capt. Samuel Murdock;
Luana Anders as Ellen Sands;
Marjorie Eaton as Madame Romanovitch;
Tom Dillon as Merry-Go-Round Operator;
H.E. West as Lt. Henderson;
Ben Roseman; Marjorie Cameron as Water Witch;
Chaino as Head Bongo Player

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