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The Long Night

Released May 28, 1947 1h 37m Crime Drama Romance Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 51% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Shortly after a violent encounter with magician Maximilian (Vincent Price), Joe Adams (Henry Fonda) is shot by police. As he lies dying in his apartment, he reflects on his past. The flashbacks follow Joe as he falls in love with young Jo Ann (Barbara Bel Geddes), who is also being courted by Maximilian. Jo Ann begins to favor the compassionate Joe over the possessive magician, and Maximilian heads to Joe's apartment intending to kill him, resulting in a dramatic standoff. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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Josephine O'Neill Daily Telegraph (Australia) RKO'S film dissipates its suspense and its reality gradually -- because of a timid script. Apr 11, 2019 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 5, 2005 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Had the wonderful shimmering look of noir through cinematographer Sol Polito's wonderful black-and-white photography, but its story is flat. Rated: C Feb 27, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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j f A more accurate depiction of police tactics and general attitude toward their job will be difficult to find. In the Golden Era, at least. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/19/24 Full Review Audience Member I don't understand the negatives reviews. This is a superbly constructed story of a working class man (Fonda) who falls in love with a woman (Bel Geddes ) being wooed by an elitist cad (Price). It's a piercing love story, social commentary with direction and cinematography the heightens every frame. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member The latest in a long line of episodes that strayed too far from the core of game of thrones. Its more like fan fiction then the real show at this stage. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member a fair to good film noir Henry Fonda a bad guy watch this movie and see what happens. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Moody & noirish; takes the flashback motif to new styles of absurdity. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A moral melodrama, tight, fast, gorgeous--Sensational film debut of Barbara Bel Geddes!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Shortly after a violent encounter with magician Maximilian (Vincent Price), Joe Adams (Henry Fonda) is shot by police. As he lies dying in his apartment, he reflects on his past. The flashbacks follow Joe as he falls in love with young Jo Ann (Barbara Bel Geddes), who is also being courted by Maximilian. Jo Ann begins to favor the compassionate Joe over the possessive magician, and Maximilian heads to Joe's apartment intending to kill him, resulting in a dramatic standoff.
Director
Anatole Litvak
Producer
Anatole Litvak, Robert Hakim, Raymond Hakim
Screenwriter
John Wexley
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Production Co
Select Productions
Genre
Crime, Drama, Romance, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 28, 1947, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Jun 11, 2007
Runtime
1h 37m
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