Night My Number Came Up, The (1955, GBR) B&W-94m. *** D: Leslie Norman. Starring Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Alexander Knox, Denholm Elliott, Ursula Jeans, Ralph Truman, Alfie Bass. Air marshal Redgrave tells someone about a terrifying dream about a plane crash he had last night, and then it seems that every little detail of that dream is coming true on a flight from Hong Kong to Japan. Are the passengers going to die? Chilling premise, typically witty execution for Ealing Studios, the ultimate movie about a self-fulfilling prophecy. Some consider this brilliant.

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