Still of the Night

Synopsis: George Bynum, a patient of Manhattan psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice, is brutally murdered. Soon afterward, Dr. Rice is visited by Bynum's co-worker and mistress Brooke Reynolds and by the investigating officer Detective Vitucci. As Dr. Rice reviews the case notes on his sessions with Bynum, he starts his own investigation. At the same time, he finds himself falling for enigmatic blonde Brooke, despite her increasingly suspicious behavior. The closer Rice comes to the truth, the more he puts his own life in danger...
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Robert Benton
Production: MGM
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

I'm afraid I've really

done it this time!

My assistant quit, and...

God, I... I'd promised the job

to a girl who works with me.

I mean we,

we'd been having a...

You know.

Well, anyway,

yesterday afternoon

this woman came walking into my office,

and I don't know why but,

before I knew what was happening,

I'd offered her the job.

Her name's Brooke Reynolds.

She's very shy, very subdued.

I really am in

a lot of trouble.

March 22nd.

Crispin's is handling

the Maddow Estate.

He's a big collector

of antiquities.

Mostly Archaic Greek

and Coptic.

There's a lot of

cataloging to be done.


Take it.


See, you can hold it, you can

touch it, you can feel it.

You don't have

to be afraid of it.

It's so beautiful.

How long do you think it

took him to make that?

Oh, three or four days,

I should say.


Now, here's a man who lived

500 years before Christ,

who probably didn't even

know how to read and write,

who never went more than

a few miles beyond his village.

And yet, he has made something

that has outlived Caesar,

has outlived Lorenzo De Medici,

has outlived Napoleon.

And if you don't drop it,

it will outlive you and me.

Hi, I'm sorry I'm late.

I got a call from a patient.

- Oh, God!

- You're not dressed.

Mother, I'm sorry.

I just forgot all about it.


What's that supposed to mean?

It's supposed to mean "hmm,"

that's all.

It's not like you to forget

Uncle Charlie's party.

You're his favorite.

Got a lot of work to do.

Sam, is something wrong?

No, I'm fine.

Have you, uh,

heard from Sarah lately?


She called to say

the divorce was final.


Do me a favor, don't start that "hmm"

stuff again, okay? I'm in no mood for it.

Look. Just tell Uncle Charlie

I'm sorry I couldn't make it.

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Robert Benton

Robert Douglas Benton is an American screenwriter and film director. He won the Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director for Kramer vs. Kramer and won a third Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Places in the Heart. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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