The Night Digger

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  • Produced in 1971
  • What Dahl Did: wrote script based on Joy Cowley’s novel “Nest in a Falling Tree”
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  • Trivia: The Night Digger was the American title; it was originally released in the United Kingdom as The Road Builder.
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Plot Description

Effective psychological love story with a macabre twist not found in the original Joy Cowley novel. The dreary existence of middle-aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of young handyman Billy Jarvis, but there is more to Billy than meets the eye. This well-crafted film, full of sexual tension and Gothic flavor, was Patricia Neal’s second after her return to acting, her real-life stroke worked deftly into the story by then-husband Roald Dahl.

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