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Night Without Stars, a 1951 British black-and-white dramatic thriller film, stars David Farrar, Nadia Gray and Maurice Teynac. The screenplay was written by Winston Graham based upon his eponymous 1950 novel.[1] The film was directed by Anthony Pelissier and produced by Hugh Stewart.[2]

Night Without Stars
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnthony Pelissier
Produced byHugh Stewart
Screenplay byWinston Graham
Story by
Based on1950 novel
by Winston Graham
Music byWilliam Alwyn
CinematographyGuy Green
Edited byJohn Seabourne Sr.
Europa Productions
Distributed by
Release date
  • 4 April 1951 (1951-04-04) (London)
Running time
  • 86 minutes (UK)
  • 75 minutes (USA)
CountryUnited Kingdom

It was shot at Pinewood Studios with sets designed by the art director Alex Vetchinsky.



When English lawyer Giles Gordon (David Farrar), partially blinded during service in World War II, retires to the French Riviera in 1947, he meets and falls in love with shop girl Alix Delaisse (Nadia Gray), the widow of a French Resistance fighter. Restaurateur Pierre Chava (Gérard Landry) approaches Giles and warns him off with the claim that Alix is already promised to him. He tells Giles that Alix is involved with black marketers, blackmailers and murderers from the war years and demands that Giles forget her and return to England.



The film's original theatrical releases included its premiere in the United Kingdom on 4 April, in Finland on 19 October 1951, in Sweden on 3 December 1951, in Portugal on 1 June 1952, in the United States on 5 July 1953 and in Denmark on 16 November 1953. International release titles include in Austria as Nacht ohne Sterne, in Denmark as Natten uden stjerner, in Finland as Tähdetön yö, in Greece as Nyhta horis asteria, in Italy as Notte senza stelle, in Portugal as Quando a Luz Voltou, in Sweden as Natt utan stjärnor, and in West Germany as Nacht ohne Sterne


  1. ^ Graham, Winston (1950). Night Without Stars (Book Club ed.). Doubleday & Co. ASIN B000NPI97I.
  2. ^ "Night Without Stars (1951)". Brit Movies. Retrieved 16 August 2013.

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