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11 days to watch
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3.5
775 Ratings

Night Tide

Directed by Curtis Harrington
United States, 1961
Fantasy, Horror
  • English
  • English, French, Spanish
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Synopsis

A sailor (Dennis Hopper’s first starring role!) falls in love with a girl in a beatnik jazz club, and is drawn into a strange world in which she may be a mermaid. Turning Venice Beach locations into indelible film noir images, Night Tide is part gothic horror, part mood piece, all fever dream.

Our take

“The 35mm negative of Night Tide had become so badly shrunk and deteriorated over time that it was unprintable. After months of treatment in Paris, a new negative was made in the US with the support of the Academy Film Archive. At last, Curtis Harrington’s original vision has been restored.” —NWR

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