Things Happen at Night (1947)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

A British horror film directed by Francis Searle.


Directed by: Francis Searle
© [not given on screen]
A.R. Shipman presents an Alliance Film Studios production
Executive Producer: James Carter
Produced by: St John Legh Clowes
Production Manager: T.S. Lyndon-Haynes
Written for the screen by: St. John Legh Clowes
Based on the stage play The Poltergeist by Frank Harvey Jnr
Assistant Director: Leon Bijou
Continuity: Marjorie Owens
Director of Photography: Leslie Rowson
Camera Operator: Ken Talbot
Supervising Editor: Eily Boland
Editor: David Hawkins
Music by: George Melachrino
[Music Performed by]: Eric Robinson and His Orchestra
Director of Sound: George Burgess
Sound Recordist: H.C. Pearson
Dubbing Editor: E. Michael Boyd
RCA Sound System
Wardrobe Supervisor: Dorothy Sinclair
Make-up: George Turner
Hairdressing: Ella Fuller
Art Director: Harry Moore
Studios: Twickenham Studios, London, England, UK; Southall Studios, Southall, London, England, UK
The characters and incidents in this film are entirely fictional, although all persons interested in poltergeist phenomena must necessarily be indebted to Mr Harry Price for his research work in that field

Gordon Harker (Joe Harris)
Alfred Drayton (Wilfred Prescott)
Robertson Hare (Vincent Ebury)
Olga Lindo (Hilda Prescott)
Garry Marsh (Spenser)
Wylie Watson (Watson)
Joan Young (Mrs Venning)
Beatrice Campbell (Joyce Prescott)
Grace Denbigh-Russell (Miss Hancock)
Judith Warden (Mrs Fortescue)
June Elvin (Mabel Minter)
Knox Crichton (Nobby Ebury)
Eric Micklewood
Charles Doe (Bill)
Ernest Borrow
Michael Callin (Mac)
George Bryden (Freddie Simpson)
Esme Lewis
Lilian Stanley
Peter Reynolds
Patricia Owens
Gwyneth Vaughan (Audrey Prescott)




  • Kine Weekly no.2167 (11 November 1948) – review
  • Kine Weekly no.2384 (5 March 1953) p.31 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.15 no.180 (December 1948) p.172 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Today's Cinema vol.70 no.5602 (28 January 1948) – note
  • Today's Cinema vol.71 no.5723 (5 November 1948) p.21 – review
  • Today's Cinema vol.80 no.6705 (26 February 1953) p.7 – review