Nightfall
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While on a hunting trip, Aldo Ray and his friend Frank Albertson are set upon by fugitive bank robbers Brian Keith and Rudy Bond. While they actually kill Albertson, Ray is knocked unconscious and left for dead. Upon regaining consciousness, Ray is able to appropriate the thieves' bag of stolen money. After hiding the loot, Ray then sets out to find the authorities, only to find himself accused of Albertson's murder. Now he must somehow convince the authorities of his innocence and avoid the vengeful thieves. While on the lam, Ray makes the acquaintance of fashion model Anne Bancroft.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The kind of pedigreed pulp that gets left off greatest-genre-hits lists yet still inspires motormouthed overpraising from directorial enthusiasts."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Crisply directed, scripted with gems of hardboiled lines and superbly paced, it's a film of darkness and light that ends up in the snowy mountains of Wyoming..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"Review Another impressive addition to Tourneur's filmography, and yet another noir with a cynical glint in its exquisite eye."
‑ , Film4
"Not only a nifty late noir but a model of economical filmmaking -- well-sketched atmosphere, deft characterizations, and a 78-minute running time."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"In spite of that tantalizing potential, Nightfall will always just be a promising B picture."
‑ Simon Abrams, Slant Magazine
"Splendid adaptation by Stirling Silliphant of David Goodis's 1947 novel."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A minor film compared to Out of the Past, perhaps, but no less gripping."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"Uneven thriller with some fine set pieces and beautiful photography."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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