Tuesday, July 28, 2015
THE NIGHT VISITOR (1971)
The first act of THE NIGHT VISITOR was great, filled with mystery and tension, but then you get into the police investigation part (lead by Trevor Howard) and it all falls apart. The cops have two suspects in the murders: Max and a local doctor (played by Per Oscarsson). All they have to do is hide a guard outside of Max's cell door and another outside the doctor's house and the case would be solved, but no they just let the murders continue and only react afterwards.
They story might've had holes all through it, but the cast was a real treat. I've long considered Liv Ullmann to be one of my absolute favorite actresses and Max von Sydow to be one of my absolute favorite actors, so them plus Trevor Howard and Per Oscarsson...well I was about as happy as a movie lover could be, even with the overly complicated story.