Night Tide Collection [Dennis Hopper first feature role]
Night Tide Collection [Dennis Hopper first feature role]
Night Tide Collection [Dennis Hopper first feature role]
Night Tide Collection [Dennis Hopper first feature role]

Night Tide Collection [Dennis Hopper first feature role]

np: Virgo Productions, [1961]. Six silver gelatin photographic prints (8 x 10 in., 9 ¼ x 6 ¾ in) of stills from the film, all captioned on verso either by hand or typed identifying the actors appearing in each shot; two offset printed press sheets (8 ½ x 11 in.) with quotes pulled from reviews in Time Magazine and a number of Italian publications promoting the film. All items very good to near fine. Item #6078

A collection of eight items promoting Curtis Harrington’s 1961 film Night Tide, starring Linda Lawson and Dennis Hopper appearing in his first leading role.

The dreamlike and mysterious thriller features Hopper as a lonely young sailor who answers the siren call of a mermaid – or at least a woman who plays a mermaid in a boardwalk freak show on Venice Beach.

Harrington, who wrote and directed the film, gained a cult following in the 1950s with his avant-garde short films. Mentored by Maya Deren, Harrington worked as a cinematographer and actor in multiple Kenneth Anger films, and went on to direct two Roger Corman films and numerous B-horror and made-for-TV movies. Harrington was also a film critic and writer; today he is primarily remembered as a pioneer of New Queer Cinema.

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