MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,679 this week

The Long Night (1947)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  28 May 1947 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 889 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 11 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(earlier script),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 116 titles
created 03 Jan 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 29 Mar 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 9849 titles
created 27 Jan 2013
 
a list of 4565 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Long Night" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Long Night (1947)

The Long Night (1947) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Long Night.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Bribe (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Federal agent Rigby, in Central America to trace stolen plane engines, falls for the gorgeous wife of the chief suspect.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A newspaper reporter and the daughter of an immigrant maintenance man help expose political corruption in New York City.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Deanna Durbin, Dick Haymes, Vincent Price
Daybreak (1939)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events the led him to the killing.

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 19th century Russia,the idealistic officer Chernov is appointed chief of the Imperial Guard by the Empress Catherine the Great and navigates between the diplomacy of Grand Chancellor Nicolai Liyitch and the plots of the generals.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Glamorous and efficient Helen Murphy runs a service that will provide any type of assistance to wealthy customers, but what she's really looking for is a man who can take care of himself. ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Constance Bennett, Vincent Price, Charles Ruggles
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

On a ski trip, rich, idle Peter Kirk pursues and falls (literally) for Helen Hunt, M.D. After a courtship of hypochondria, she agrees to marry him on the condition that she continue to ... See full summary »

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Edgar Buchanan
Railroaded! (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: John Ireland, Sheila Ryan, Hugh Beaumont
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Anne Baxter, William Eythe, Michael O'Shea
Green Hell (1940)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a... See full summary »

Director: James Whale
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Bennett, John Howard
Hudson's Bay (1941)
Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Paul Muni, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar
Action | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A policeman tries to protect a young woman against a hit man, when she flees New York after witnessing a mob killing.

Director: Louis King
Stars: Victor Mature, Piper Laurie, William Bendix
The Gangster (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.

Director: Gordon Wiles
Stars: Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Share Every Minute of It! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 May 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Time to Kill  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Barbara Bel Geddes. See more »

Quotes

Maximilian: In a strange way I'm honest... even about my lies.
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Wishing (Will Make It So)
(uncredited)
Music by Buddy G. DeSylva
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
...for its own sake...
11 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just have to say... It seems as though every negative comment about this film starts out with "this is a bad REMAKE of..." Surely, I suppose it's nearly impossible to view THE LONG NIGHT as itself when you have already seen Marcel Carne's 1939 flick (and maybe even harder if you have created within yourself a dedication to anything foreign, slightly obscure, or non-Hollywood). The great thing about this movie, if one can get over the remake aspect of it, is that it is truly LOADED with great things! The set design and artwork are fantastic! Tiomkin's music is, once again, a fine creation! Polito's cinematography, camera work, and use of light are brilliant! Sure, the great story is, for the most part, taken from somewhere else, but the screenplay by the great John Wexley is excellent. I might be reading a bit to much into this, but I saw working class heroism, touches of popular justice, and just a hint of bourgeois deceit. The latter showed in the fantastic performance by Vincent Price as his character continued to try to sell a fantasy to Jo Ann (Barbara Bel Geddes) by means of magic and falsehood. All in all, I think this one is just like any good work of art: if you put a little into it, you can get a lot out of it.


34 of 40 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The billboard. Hup234!
Barbara Bel Geddes looks .... borodinrodin
Waaaayyyy Underrated... robveal
Cops could use a lesson in crowd control RodgerAlfordJr
What did Dimitri Tiomkin write? RRozsa
Le Jour se Leve the_toucan_kid
Discuss The Long Night (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?