Night Tide [Blu-ray] [1961]

  • SKU: 20034351
  • Release Date: 10/15/2013
  • Rating: NR
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Special Features

  • Audio Commentary by Director Curtis Harrington and actor Dennis Hopper
  • Two-part interview with Director Curtis Harrington, by David Del Valle (1987, 55 min.)
  • Original theatrical trailer


Night Tide
Writer/director Curtis Harrington does an admirable job working around the severe budget limitations of the 1963 psychological chiller Night Tide. Sailor Johnny (Dennis Hopper) falls in love with carnival-girl Mora (Linda Lawson), despite warnings that Mora is a "jinx" who has brought about the deaths of two previous suitors. Mora performs a mermaid act at the carnival, but to her it's no act: she believes herself the descendant of an underwater race that must kill by the light of the full moon to survive. One evening, Mora tries to kill Johnny, prompting his quick exit. He returns some time later to discover, all too late, that the film's real villain is the jealous carney owner (Gavin Muir). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Dennis Hopper
    Dennis Hopper - Johnny Drake
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    Linda Lawson - Mora
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    Gavin Muir - Capt. Murdock
  • Luana Anders
    Luana Anders - Ellen Sands
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    Bruno Ve Sota

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Atmospheric low-budget fantasy film

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    Curtis Hanson's "Night Tide" pays off as a compelling supernatural fantasy film set around the boardwalk and pier of Santa Monica, California in the early 60's with Dennis Hopper portraying a young sailor on leave who becomes an infatuated with a dark-haired mysterious woman who works as a side show mermaid. The climax echos a Alfred Hitchcock-style ending. Recommended!

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