The Night Walker is a 1964 American horror film directed by William Castle and starring Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, and Lloyd Bochner. The film tells the story of a man who is haunted by the ghost of his dead wife. The film begins with a prologue set in 1945. A man named Paul Durant (Robert Taylor) is driving home from work when he sees a woman standing in the middle of the road. He stops to help her, but she runs away. He follows her into the woods, where he finds her dead body. The film then cuts to the present day. Durant is now a successful businessman, but he is haunted by the memory of the woman he saw in the woods. He begins to have nightmares about her, and he starts to believe that she is trying to contact him from beyond the grave. Durant's wife, Claire (Barbara Stanwyck), tries to help him, but he is too afraid to listen to her. He begins to withdraw from his friends and family, and he becomes increasingly paranoid. One night, Durant is attacked by a mysterious figure in his home. He fights back, but the figure escapes. Durant is convinced that the figure is the ghost of the woman he saw in the woods. Durant decides to confront the ghost. He goes back to the woods where he saw her body, and he waits for her to appear. She does, and he confronts her. She tells him that she is not trying to hurt him, and that she just wants him to help her find her killer. Durant agrees to help the ghost, and they set out to find her killer. They track down the man who killed her, and Durant kills him. The ghost is finally at peace, and she disappears. Durant returns home to his wife, and they are finally able to move on with their lives.

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The Night Walker (1964)

Horror/Mystery/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 26m

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Will it drive you to dream of things you’re ashamed to admit!

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The Night Walker is a 1964 American horror film directed by William Castle and starring Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, and Lloyd Bochner. The film tells the story of a man who is haunted by the ghost of his dead wife. The film begins with a prologue set in 1945. A man named Paul Durant (Robert Taylor) is driving home from work when he sees a woman standing in the middle of the road. He stops to help her, but she runs away. He follows her into the woods, where he finds her dead body. The film then cuts to the present day. Durant is now a successful businessman, but he is haunted by the memory of the woman he saw in the woods. He begins to have nightmares about her, and he starts to believe that she is trying to contact him from beyond the grave. Durant's wife, Claire (Barbara Stanwyck), tries to help him, but he is too afraid to listen to her. He begins to withdraw from his friends and family, and he becomes increasingly paranoid. One night, Durant is attacked by a mysterious figure in his home. He fights back, but the figure escapes. Durant is convinced that the figure is the ghost of the woman he saw in the woods. Durant decides to confront the ghost. He goes back to the woods where he saw her body, and he waits for her to appear. She does, and he confronts her. She tells him that she is not trying to hurt him, and that she just wants him to help her find her killer. Durant agrees to help the ghost, and they set out to find her killer. They track down the man who killed her, and Durant kills him. The ghost is finally at peace, and she disappears. Durant returns home to his wife, and they are finally able to move on with their lives.

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Language

English

Country

United States
Cast
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Robert Taylor

Barry Morland
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Barbara Stanwyck

Irene Trent
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Judi Meredith

Joyce Holliday (as Judith Meredith)
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Hayden Rorke

Howard Trent
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Rochelle Hudson

Hilda
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Jess Barker

Malone
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Marjorie Bennett

Manager
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Lloyd Bochner

The Dream
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Tetsu Komai

Gardener
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Paulle Clark

Pat (uncredited)
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Forrest Draper

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Paul Frees

Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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Kathleen Mulqueen

Customer (uncredited)
Crew
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William Castle

Director
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Robert Bloch

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Night Walker

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

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