|The Night Has Eyes|
1949 US re-release film poster
|Directed by||Leslie Arliss|
|Produced by||John Argyle|
|Written by||Leslie Arliss |
Alan Kennington (Novel)
|Music by||Charles Williams|
|Edited by||Flora Newton|
|Distributed by||Pathé Pictures International|
|1 June 1942|
The Night Has Eyes, released in the United States as Terror House by Producers Releasing Corporation and re-released in the US by Cosmopolitan Pictures in 1949 as Moonlight Madness, is a 1942 British thriller film directed by Leslie Arliss starring James Mason, Joyce Howard, Wilfrid Lawson, Mary Clare.and Tucker McGuire.
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Leonard Maltin called the film an "OK mystery"; ; and TV Guide wrote "though melodramatic and soundstage-bound, Terror House is still quite effective and eerie. Fog covers almost every exterior; cinematographer Gunther Krampf spent long periods getting the artificial fog at just the right density...The final film was almost too effective, and after initially getting an A rating from the British censor and being booked on the biggest cinema circuit in Britain, the rating was suddenly changed to H (for "Horrific"), making it off-limits for anyone under 16 years of age. The big circuits had a policy of showing only A films, so the independent cinemas became the big winners, getting an excellent thriller starring Mason, Britain's top leading man at the time."Allmovie called it a "taut British chiller"
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