Night Watch is a 1973 mystery thriller film directed by Brian G. Hutton from a screenplay by Tony Williamson, based on the 1972 play of the same name by Lucille Fletcher The film reunited Elizabeth Taylor with co-star Laurence Harvey from their 1960 collaboration BUtterfield 8. It was the last time the pair acted together on screen. Some of the story elements recall the plot outline of the 1944 film Gaslight.
One night, during a raging thunderstorm, Ellen Wheeler frantically tells her husband, John, that from the living room window she has seen a murder being committed in the large, old, deserted house next door. John calls the police, but a search of the old house turns up nothing.
|author||Evan Jones Tony Williamson|
|director||Brian G. Hutton|
|genre||crime horror mystery thriller|
|keywords||bury cheat claim deserted house detective inspector even kill laburnum learn living room lose mental breakdown mentally ill morning nervous breakdown nothing old house one night phone call police search traumatize trespass wander|
|producer||Barnard S. Straus George W. George Martin Poll|
|productionCompany||Brut Productions Nightwatch Films|
|publisher||AVCO Embassy Pictures|
|theme||mystery thriller psycho-biddy|