- 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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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.
- Elsewhere on the web:
- “The Night Digger” – promotional article about the film and Patricia Neal’s stroke recovery