The Night of the Following Day

Synopsis: Things start to go wrong for a group of criminals after they kidnap a young heiress and hold her for ransom at a beach house in France. Fighting among the co-conspirators boils over shortly after the ransom is picked up, leading to a violent end for most.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Production: Universal
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Would you fasten

your seat belt, please?

Fasten your

seat belt, please.

Miss? Would you fasten

your seat belt, please?

Would you fasten your seat belt,

please? We're about to land.


Thank you very much.

Hope to see you again soon.

Thank you very much. Hope

to see you again soon.

Thank you very much.

Hope to see you again soon.

Thank you very much. Hope

you enjoy your stay in Paris.


Thank you very much.

The departure to

Athens and Tel Aviv,

on flight 242,

is scheduled

at air run 25.

Boarding expected

at air run 5,

gate #45.

Who are you?

What do you want?




Give me the bag.

Give me the other one.


Now, are you frightened?

All right, let me see if I

can make you understand this.

We, all of us,

we are professional criminals.

And we're holding you

for a short period of time...

and your father

will give us a sum of money.


When he pays us

the sum of money,

you will be returned.

No harm will come to you.

You understand? Nothing bad...

nothing bad is gonna

happen to you here.

Because if anything bad

happened to you,


something much worse would happen

to us, and we don't want that.

You understand?

Now, while you're here,

you must not go outside.

We are not concerned

with hurting you.

All right?

All right, now,

would you like to say

hello to your daddy?

You all right, Sis? I'm fine.

Take it easy now.

I'll see ya tonight.

Come on, Bud. She'll

be all right. Let's go.

She'll be all right.

Come on.

After finding the chauffeur

tied and gagged,

authorities checked the flight's

passenger list with customs officials...

and airport personnel.

The young woman had,

indeed, been on Flight 713,

gone through customs and had

been seen leaving the airport...

in a chauffeur-driven

Rolls Royce,

all of which establishes kidnapping

beyond any shadow of doubt.

I'm really sorry

to do this to you.

I hope you understand that.

Je vous ai fait

peur, hein.!

Je suis desole.

Je vous ai fait peur.

Oh! No. Uh,

Ce n'est... rien.

Oh, you're English.

Uh, no.



I speak a little English.

I'm sorry I frightened you.

Are you lost?

I'll help you.

Oh, no, no. No, thanks.

Uh... I live here.

Oh, I didn't know

the house was rented.

We just arrived,

my husband and I.

He's, uh, he's not too well,

and we've come for the ocean air.

Oh, I'm sorry. I hope

he will feel better here.

Thanks. Probably we'll

see each other again, then.

I hope.



May I speak to the master

of the house, please?

- Who is this?

- Tell him it's a friend of his daughter's.

Just a minute, please.


Okay, go ahead.

Hello? Look, this is going

to be a one-way conversation.

I'm not gonna be able to hear

you, but that's not important,

but what is important

is that you listen.

You understand?

Just listen.

Father, I'm all right.

Don't worry, please.

They want me to say that if you follow their

instructions, nothing will happen to me.

- Hey!

- Oh.!

Oh. Ah!

Did I hurt you?

That must hurt terribly.

Really, I'm awfully sorry.

That should feel better.

Okay, you're gonna meet

us tomorrow night. Right.

Now here's ten. You get the rest

when you get us to Portugal. Right.

Now you got that straight?

That's half pay.

You get the rest... Your sister's

freezin' her buns off. Let's go.

Where is she?

It's a cop.

Erase the tape?



Bonsoir, messieurs.

Vous etes presses?

Uh, no, m... Merci,

monsieur I'agent.

Nous attendons pour

quelque d'autre.

You are Americans?

Oh, you speak English.

Yes. Ah, well, we were waiting

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Hubert Cornfield

Hubert Cornfield (February 9, 1929 — June 18, 2006) was a film director in Hollywood. He was born in Istanbul, Turkey, and died in Los Angeles, California. Billy Wilder, William Wyler and Joseph L. Mankiewicz all signed his Directors Guild of America (DGA) application. He moved to the US as a refugee in 1941. He received attention for a short film he made The Color is Red which attracted the interest of 20th Century Fox. more…

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