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Night Tide (1961)

Production executive and sometime avant-garde film-maker Curtis Harrington made his feature debut with this strange story of a sailor who meets a mysterious woman who may or may not be a mermaid.

The principal setting is the Californian amusement pier where the woman works under the care of her guardian, who claims she was found on a Greek island.

The sailor, played by Dennis Hopper, is thoroughly smitten despite being warned that she brought death to two previous admirers.

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Johnny Drake
Dennis Hopper
Mora
Linda Lawson
Capt Murdock
Gavin Muir
Ellen Sands
Luana Anders
Madame Romanovitch
Marjorie Eaton

Director
Curtis Harrington