The Night My Number Came Up

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RC Sheriff turned a newspaper article by Air Marshal Sir Victor Goddard (a leading spiritualist and communicator with the Other Side) into this suspenseful Ealing aerial drama. On a military flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo, Air Marshal Redgrave grows progressively more uptight as unfolding events begin to form a worryingly uncanny match with a nightmare experienced by fellow officer Hordern. Clever plot construction, a planeload of top British thesps (Elliott's the jittery former wartime crack-up case, Knox a nervy diplomat flying for the first time), and assured handling from director Norman all give good value.

By: TJ

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Duration: 94 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Leslie Norman
Screenwriter: RC Sherriff
Cast: Michael Redgrave
Alexander Knox
Sheila Sim
Denholm Elliott
Ursula Jeans
Michael Hordern
Nigel Stock
Bill Kerr
Alfie Bass
Victor Maddern
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