Fear in the Night (1947)

14 May 2024

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Fear in the Night is a 1947 American low budget black-and-white film noir mystery film directed by Maxwell Shane and starring Paul Kelly (actor) and DeForest Kelley (in his film debut). It is based on the Cornell Woolrich story “And So to Death” (retitled ‘”Nightmare” in 1943). Woolrich is credited under pen name William Irish. The film was remade by the same director in 1956 with the title Nightmare (1956 movie) this time starring Edward G. Robinson playing the cop and Kevin McCarthy (actor).


  • Paul Kelly (actor) as Cliff Herlihy
  • DeForest Kelley as Vince Grayson
  • Ann Doran as Lil Herlihy
  • Kay Scott as Betty Winters
  • Charles Victor as Captain Warner
  • Robert Emmett Keane as Lewis Belknap, aka Harry Byrd
  • Jeff York as Deputy Torrence


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