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Night Slaves (1970)

A man and his wife find themselves stranded in a small western town. He discovers that a strange force has turned the residents into zombies, and runs into a beautiful woman who he believes is the key to the mystery.

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Ted Post

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Everett Chambers (teleplay), Robert Specht (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Franciscus ... Clay Howard
Lee Grant ... Marjorie Howard
Scott Marlowe ... Matt Russell
Andrew Prine ... Fess Beany / Noel
Tisha Sterling ... Annie Fletcher / Naillil
Leslie Nielsen ... Sheriff Henshaw
Morris Buchanan ... Mr. Hale
John Kellogg ... Mr. Fletcher
Virginia Vincent ... Mrs. Crawford
Cliff Carnell ... Deputy Spencer
Victor Izay ... Jeff Pardee
Raymond Mayo ... Joe Landers
Russell Thorson ... Dr. Sanders
Nancy Valentine ... May
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elisha Cook Jr. ... (unconfirmed)
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A man and his wife stumble upon a town whose inhabitants turn into zombies and head for the edge of town every night... he seems to be the only one unaffected. What is happening to the townsfolk? Who is the mysterious young women he keeps seeing? Why isn't he affected? Written by Randy Goldberg <gaellon@inch.com>

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A mysterious force controls an entire town at night. Clay Howard must find out what it is to save his sanity...and his new found love. James Franciscus, Leslie Nielsen, Tisha Sterling, Lee Grant and Andrew Prine star in the ABC Movie of the Week. See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escravos da Noite See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

TV debut of Sharon Gless. See more »

Goofs

When Naillil explains to Clay that the people inside of the force field will not be harmed, she really should be saying "outside". See more »

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Fess Beany: My name is Noel! I'm using this
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Fess Beany: simply as a convenience to talk to you! Frankly I find it cumbersome, time consuming, and a little disgusting! You cause me quite a bit of annoyance Mr. Howard! You become a problem!
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OKAY TV MOVIE, COULD'VE BEEN BETTER, GREAT MUSIC!
3 August 2001 | by movieboy-12See all my reviews

I recently purchased this movie NIGHT SLAVES, but I received a copy, so my guess is that this was never released on video, which is a shame, because it is a fun film. Now, I didn't think the film was great, but it was entertaining and short. I could see some stupid producer making a boring mini-series out of this story, but luckily this film is short and never loses your attention. The plot is not perfect, and the acting is subtle. I would only recommend watching this movie if you are bored and want some entertainment, not if you're looking for a great movie to watch with some great actors and a "sounds-interesting" plot.

SUMMARY: Clay Howard (Jim Franciscus) is in a horrible car crash, which kills another couple involved. Clay is put in the hospital, while his wife Marjorie (Lee Grant) and friend Matt (Scott Marlowe) plan to leave him and become lovers. A metal plate is inserted into Clay's head, he leaves the hospital and takes a road trip with his wife. They stop in a small town for the rest of one day and evening. That night Clay wakes up from his slumber to discover the entire town loading into one truck and vacating the town, his wife included. He meets Naillil/Annie (Tisha Sterling) who tells him she's to make sure he doesn't escape. The next morning Clay wakes up to find his wife in bed, sleeping and everything back to normal. Was it a dream, or is he really going crazy? Clay decides to stay in town a few more days and figure out what really is going on.

This is a great made for TV film. I suggest you check it out if the chance arises. The setting is creepy in the old town. The ending is no big surprise. A recommendation for this film would definitely be: THE STEPFORD WIVES. ** 1/2 STARS and 7/10.


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