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NABESHIMA KAIBYODEN (1949/Shin Toho) BW. Japan.
Credits: Dir: Kunio Watanabe.
Cast: Denjiro Okochi, Michiyo, Kogure.
A mystical fantasy based on the legend of the spectral cat-woman of Nabeshima.
Remade in 1969 as Hiroku Kaibyoden.
Releasing Co.) 75mins. BW. US.
DIE NACHT DER ERKENNTNIS (1922) see Schatten
NACHTE DES GRAUENS (1916) BW. Silent. Germany.
Aka: NIGHT OF TERROR; A NIGHT OF HORROR; A NIGHT OF HORROR IN THE MENAGERIE.
Credits: Dir: Arthur Robison.
Cast: Werner Krauss, Emil Jannings, Lupu Pick.
Features strange vampire-like people.
NACHTSGESTALTEN (1920/Oswald Film) 106mins. BW. Silent. Germany.
|Cast: Paul Wegener, Conrad Veidt,
Erna Morena, Anita Berber, Reinhold Schunzel, Erik Charell, Theodor Loos.
Author Karl Hans Strobl was Austria's leading author of horror stories in the tradition of Poe.
Little is known concerning the plot of this film, but actor Erik Charell appeared in the role of a gorilla.
NAIDRA, THE DREAM WORKER (1914/Edison)
3 reels. BW. Silent. US.
NAN IN FAIRYLAND (1912/Cricks & Martin) 2 reels.
BW. Silent. UK.
NATURE'S FAKIRS (1907/Kalem) 1 reel. BW. Silent. US.
NATURE'S MISTAKES (1932) see Freaks
NEAL OF THE NAVY (1915/Pathe) BW. Silent. Serial. 14
NECKLACE OF THE DEAD (1910/Nordisk) 17mins. BW.
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHHAUSEN (1915/Kent
Films) 995 feet. BW. Silent. UK.
THE NEW JONAH (1909/Pathe) 7mins. BW. Silent.
THE NEW WIZARD OF OZ (1914) see His Majesty, The Scarecrow of Oz
THE NEWSBOY'S CHRISTMAS DREAM (1913/Cricks &
Martin) 3 reels. BW. Silent. UK.
THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR (1950/MGM.) 83mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir: William A Wellman; Prod: Dore Schary; Sc: Charles Schnee; Ph: William Mellor; Mus: David Raskin.
Cast: James Whitmore, Nancy Davis, Gary Gray, Lillian Bronson, Art Smith, Jeff Corey.
The contented life of Joe, (Whitmore), and Mary Smith, (Davis), is shaken when they hear what seems to be God's voice coming from their radio.
An interesting film with a message is too slow to develop while trying to demonstarte the impact the event has on smalltown America.
Schary wrote a book concerning the film entitled "Case History of a Movie".
DIE NIBELUNGEN (1923-24/UFA./Decla-Bioscop)
BW. Silent. Germany.
|Kriemhild's Rache (1924) 3576 metres. 125mins. Aka:
In central Europe during the 5th. century, after Siegfried's death, Kriemhilde is now Queen and has chosen as her husband Etzel, King of the Huns, (Klein-Rogge), sometimes known as Attila, the scourge of Europe. The bloodthirsty Queen orders the massacre of her brothers and the death of Hagen Tronje at the cost of many lives, but when Etzel lear ns of the death of such a fine warrior he ensures that Kriemhilde is also put to death.
With unlimited resources at his disposal, Lang transformed war like legends into a celebration of the German nation in an awe inspiring film utilising enormous symmetrical architecture built entirely in the studio to match the stature of the epic heroes.
The second part, Kremhilde's Revenge is filmed much more dynamically in comparison to Siegfried's Death.
Adolph Hitler and Josef Goebbals claimed that this was one of his favourite films, dark-complexioned men who saw themselves as blonde heroes of a heroic race.
During production UFA. merged with Decla Bioscop.
During the period from 1925 to 1933 UFA released shortened versions of the films to the foreign market, all unauthorised by the director.
THE NIGHT COMES TOO SOON (1947)
THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES (1948/Paramount)
80mins. BW. US.
|A vaudeville mentalist, (Robinson), discovers he really
does have the power to predict the future and causes a woman, (Russell), to commit s
uicide when he tells her that she will suffer a violent death in a few days. Despite his
abilities, the mentalist is powerless to avoid the doom he envisages.
A remake of The Clairvoyant, expertly handled and providing plenty of taut suspense.
THE NIGHT HAS EYES (1942)
A NIGHT IN THE CHAMBER OF HORRORS (1914/Eclair)
15mins. BW. Silent.
NIGHT KEY (1937/Universal) 67mins.
THE NIGHT MONSTER (1942/Universal)
73mins. BW. US.
Lionel Atwill, Ralph Morgan, Irene Hervey, Bela Lugosi, Don Porter, Nils Asther, Leif Erickson, Fay Helm, Frank Reicher, Doris Lloyd, Janet Shaw, Francis Pierlot, Robert
Homans, Eddy Waller, Cyril Delevanti.
Dr. King, (Atwill), Dr. Timmons, (Reicher), and Dr. Phipps, (Pierlot), arrive at the isolated country estate of Ingston Towers, three physicians who contributed to a double amputation operation that left Kurt Ingston, (Morgan), with no legs. Among the other occupants of the creepy mansion is the mysterious Agor Singh, (Asther), who demonstrates to Ingston how he can grow new tissues at will through an understanding of the nature of cosmic substance. Ingston uses this aquired knowledge to grow temporary legs, stalk the spooky marshes at Pollard Slough and wreak revenge on the doctors.
One of Universal's more gruesome whodunnits that played at the bottom of a double-bill with The Mummy's Tomb.
This is Ford Beebe's first feature production after his promotion from directing serials.
Lugosi appears as Rolf the butler.
MUST FALL (1937/MGM.) 117mins. BW. US.
A NIGHT OF HORROR (1916) see Nachte des Grauens
A NIGHT OF HORROR IN THE MENAGERIE (1916) see Nachte des Grauens
NIGHT OF TERROR (1916) see Nachte des Grauens
NIGHT OF TERROR (1933)
A NIGHT OF THRILLS (1914/Rex/Universal) 2 reels. BW. Silent. US.
Credits: Dir: Joseph de Grasse.
Cast: Lon Chaney.
Lon Chaney makes one of his earliest screen appearences in this haunted house comedy.
NIGHT UNTO NIGHT (1947/Warner) 85mins. BW. US. Released 1949.
NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947/TCF.) 112mins. BW. US.
|A moody and hypnotic study of a man's downfall set in a
carnival atmosphere reminiscent of Freaks with some Hitchcockian
Unusual for the time and still interesting.
THE NINTH GUEST (1934/Columbia) 65mins. BW. US.
NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF HORROR (1922)
NOSFERATU, EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS (1922/Prana Films) 95mins. (6454 feet). Tinted. Silent. Germany. Aka: NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF HORROR.
Credits: Dir: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau; Sc: Henrik Galeen; Ph: Fritz Arno Wagner; Ed: Symon Gould; Art: Albin Grau; Lighting: Fritz Arno Wagner & Gunther Krampf; Mus: Hans Erdmann. Based unofficially on Bram Stoker's "Dracula".
Cast: Max Schreck, Grete Schroder, Alexander Granach, Gustav Von Waggenheim, George Heirich Schell, Ruth Landshoff, John Gottowt, Gustav Botz, Hardy Von Francois, Max Nemetz, Guido Herzfeld, Wolfgang Heinz, Albert Venohr, Heinrich Witte.
Estate agent Jonathan Hutter, (Waggenheim), lives in Bremen with his young wife Ellen, (Schroder), when his employer Knock, (Granach), recieves a letter from a Graf Orlok, (Schreck), who wishes to buy a property in Bremen. Hutter travels to Transylvania to meet the count at his crumbling castle who invites him to stay overnight, but in the morning Hutter discovers two puncture wounds on his neck. In Bremen the following night Ellen experiences a strange dream concerning her husband who has become the vampire count's slave and are journeying on the ship "Empusa" to Bremen accompanied by Orlok's coffin and a hoard of plague carrying rats. After their arrival Ellen realises the danger her husband is in and sacrifices herself to Count Orlok to keep him in her room until the morning sunlight can destroy the vampire.
An impressive masterpiece with underlying themes of sex and death, told in unparalleled visual artistry, particularly in the ending whereupon Nina shows her understanding of the darker side of sexuality by giving herself to the vampire to destroy his evil.
An illegal adaptation of Stoker's novel for which Murnau told scriptwriter Galeen to make the necessary changes to ensure that royalties need not be paid. Ultimately, however, Stoker's widow, Florence in 1925 was able to have the film destroyed. Film pirates made sure a few copies survived the court's directive with some of them already in distribution in America.
Fimed quickly and cheaply around Murnau's native Westphalia and the Baltic coast, this remains the classic vampire film that in many ways was ahead of its time with horrific make up, a superb use of light and shadow and a truely sinister performance by Schreck that remains impressive to this day.
One plot flaw lies in Murnau's mistaken belief that by speeding up some shots they appear more dreamlike. Today filmakers and audiences alike expect slow motion, among other devices, to convey the effect of otherworldly eeriness.
|Max Shreck was a veteran of the stage and appeared in
forty films before his death in 1936. His only other horror film appearence is in Paul Wegener's Ramper der Tiermensch
Scenes that appear to show the vampire walking about during the day in monochrome prints were actually filmed with a blue tint intended to represent moonlight, but this is only apparant in the original colour tinted copies.
Several prints have varying running times.
A sound version was released as Der Zwolfte Stunde in 1930 by Deutsche Film, recruiting some of the original members of the cast and using some of the footage sold to them by NOSFERATU's producers.
1975 saw historian Enno Patalas reconstruct the film as close to Murnau's original conception as he could from copies he had traced in Europe. This version included the original tints.
Remade in 1979 as NOSFERATU, PHANTOM DER NACHT starring Klaus Kinski.
NOTRE DAME (1913/Patheplay) BW. Silent.
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS (1911/Pathe/SCAGL) 45mins. BW.
A NOVICE AT X-RAYS (1897) see Les Rayons Roentgen
UNE NUIT TERRIBLE (1896/Star Film)
65 feet. BW. Silent. France.
THE NURSEMAID'S DREAM (1908/Cecil Hepworth) 8mins.
BW. Silent. UK.
NURSIE AND KNIGHT (1912/Thanhouser) 17mins. BW.
THE NYMPH'S BATH (1909/Gaumont)
6mins. BW. Silent. France.
NYOKA AND THE LOST SECRETS OF HIPPOCRATES (1942) see The Perils of Nyoka
NYOKA AND THE TIGERMEN (1942) see The Perils of Nyoka