Nightfall (1956) film noir full movie

Nightfall is a 1956 American crime film noir directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Aldo Ray, Brian Keith and Anne Bancroft.

The low-budget film is remembered today for camera work by cinematographer Burnett Guffey. It uses flashbacks as a device to tell the story, which was based on a 1948 novel by David Goodis.

The theme song, “Nightfall,” was composed by Peter De Rose and “Charles Harold” (Charles H. Cuppett), with lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and sung by Al Hibbler.


Aldo Ray as James “Jim” Vanning / Art Rayburn / Wilson
Brian Keith as John
Anne Bancroft as Marie Gardner
Jocelyn Brando as Laura Fraser
James Gregory as Ben Fraser
Frank Albertson as Dr. Edward Gurston (“Doc”)
Rudy Bond as Red