The Long Night

views updated

The Long Night ★★½ 1947

Remake of Marcel Carne's “Le Journe Se Leve/Daybreak” (1939). WWII vet Joe Adams (Fonda) is having a hard time with civilian life. In fact, he's just killed con man/magician Maximilian (Price) and has barricaded himself from the cops in his apartment. Flashbacks serve to show how Joe got into his present situation (women are involved, naturally). Not too involving. 101m/B VHS, DVD . Henry Fonda, Vincent Price, Barbara Bel Geddes, Ann Dvorak, Howard Freeman, Moroni Olsen, Elisha Cook Jr.; D: Anatole Litvak; W: John Wexley; C: Sol Polito; M: Dimitri Tiomkin.

About this article

The Long Night

Updated About content Print Article