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Tender Is the Night (1962)

Approved | | Drama | 23 February 1962 (West Germany)
A Psychiatrist and his life with a patient he helped to recover.

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Stars: Moira Kaye
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Dr. Richard 'Dick' Diver (as Jason Robards Jr.)
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Charles Fredericks ...
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Mac McWhorter ...
Albert Carrier ...
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Francisco Prado
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Mrs. Hoyt
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Señor Pardo
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A Psychiatrist and his life with a patient he helped to recover.

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In the tender moments of the night...SHOULD LOVE BE ALL THERE IS? See more »

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23 February 1962 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Tierna es la noche  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first plans for a screen adaption dates back to the 1930s, when F. Scott Fitzgerald wanted to make it a Norma Shearer vehicle. Producer and Shearer's husband Irving Thalberg voted against it. See more »

Goofs

As Nicole and Dick walk along Lindenhof Hill above Zurich in the early 1920s, the background view of the city shows several concrete apartment blocks not built until the 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Albert Charles McKisco: What's your place in the economy of life, Barban?
Tommy Barban: I shoot
Mr. Albert Charles McKisco: Just any old thing, huh?
Tommy Barban: Well, er... buffalo in Africa, tigers in India, Bolsheviks in Europe...
Mr. Albert Charles McKisco: Don't you ever get the urge to do anything?
Tommy Barban: Yes. I would like to restore the Holy Roman Empire.
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Connections

Featured in Biography: Jennifer Jones: Portrait of a Lady (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Robert Burns
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Jennifer Jones Superb
29 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Miss Jones returned to the screen after a 5 year absence and looked better in this film than she had in years..and gives a truly nuanced performance, edgy, beautiful, just perfect for the role of Nicole. She got beat up bad when it premiered saying she was too old for the part, seen today, she looks wonderful. Isn't that what acting is about? Does every actor have to be the exact age of the role played?

The costumes for the film to me did not seem very authentic to the period but it wasn't David Selznick's fault...he carped, badgered and stormed 20th Century Fox with endless memo's about 'this and that'. If only had DOS made this film. It is like a baseball manager guiding the team from the locker room or worse the hotel room vs. the dugout.


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