The Night Walker
About The Night Walker
Tormented heroine Barbara Stanwyck is haunted by an expressionistic dreamworld in 1964’s The Night Walker, William Castle’s speedy follow-up to that same year’s Strait-Jacket. The Night Walker also recycles that thriller’s template, switching out Joan Crawford for Stanwyck in the faded Hollywood star department and bringing back Robert Bloch to fashion yet another macabre storyline. This was Stanwyck’s last film and she shares the bill with ex-husband Robert Taylor, together on film for the first time since 1937’s This Is My Affair.
The trailer for The Night Walker is courtesy of the Packard Humanities Institute Collection at the Academy Film Archive, the largest known acquisition of theatrical trailers on film, deposited at the Archive by David Packard in 2009. This historically significant collection contains over 60,000 media items and has transformed the Academy Film Archive into the world’s foremost repository of motion picture trailers.