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The Long Night (1947)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  28 May 1947 (USA)
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Police surround the apartment of apparent murderer Joe Adams, who refuses to surrender although escape appears impossible. During the siege, Joe reflects on the circumstances that led him to this situation.

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Cast

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Joe Adams
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Jo Ann
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Maximilian the Great
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Charlene
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Sheriff Ned Meade
Moroni Olsen ...
Chief of Police Bob McManus
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Frank Dunlap
Queenie Smith ...
Mrs. Tully
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Bill Pulanski
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Policeman Stevens
Melinda Byron ...
Peggy
Davis Roberts ...
Freddie (as Robert A. Davis)
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Storyline

The credits fade onto a blind man tapping his way down the sidewalk,he enters a dingy boarding house and hears a shot fired in one of the upstairs bedrooms. A door opens from audience POV. A man tumbles out of the door and falls, slides and slithers down two flights of stairs and is dead when he hits the bottom. Then follows nearly 100 minutes of flashback and flashbacks-within-flashbacks about a veteran returing from the war, tired and disillusioned, only to find that he girl he loves has lied to him about her relationship with another man, and that man is sadistic, boastful and tauntful. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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siege | police | blind man | murder | rust belt | See more »

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Barbara Bel Geddes IN HER SCREEN DEBUT See more »


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28 May 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Time to Kill  »

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Trivia

In the scene where Maximillian joins Jo Ann on the bus, a poster advertising "Dr.Pearce's Baking Powder" - the first commercial cream of tartar baking powder - can be seen behind them. A product that Vincent Price's grandfather became very wealthy as the inventor and marketer of. See more »

Quotes

Maximilian: In a strange way I'm honest... even about my lies.
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Connections

Featured in Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies (1982) See more »

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First Blues Piano
(uncredited)
by Dimitri Tiomkin
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19 May 2000 | by (Wolverhampton, England) – See all my reviews

This was a great film and I echo the comments already made.

Original music was by Dimitri Tiomkin, one of the great composers for film.

However, most of the time you hear the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, which has the right atmosphere of foreboding required. Obviously, no copyright problems involved, but poor old Ludwig von deserves a mention!


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