I was able to get a ticket for "Night Tide," which is being shown as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. V.A. Musetto discussed this film in "Cine File" in yesterday's New York Post.:
"Curtis Harrington's "Night Tide" (made in 1960 but not released until 1963), (has) Dennis Hopper in his first leading role. In the days before he was typecast as a weirdo, Hopper plays an innocent, baby-faced sailor who ventures into the Blue Grotto, a basement jazz club in Venice, Calif., and meets a dark-haired woman in a fetching white dress. For him, it's love at first sight. She's Mora (Linda Lawson), who lives in a funky apartment above a merry-go-round (with a view to die for) and earns a living in a seafront side show (admission 25 cents) as Mora the Mermaid, "the strangest creature in captivity - half woman, half fish." In a plot twist that recalls the Val Lewton-produced "Cat People" (1942), Mora thinks she's a descendant of the mythic "sea people" and has no choice but to kill during the full moon. In fact, her last two boyfriends drowned under mysterious circumstances."