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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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Dr. Richard 'Dick' Diver (as Jason Robards Jr.)
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Charles Fredericks ...
Sanford Meisner ...
Mac McWhorter ...
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Louis
Richard De Combray ...
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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Kicks to Buy! Souls to Sell! How the Reckless Set Lives it Up - And Loves It! See more »

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23 February 1962 (West Germany)  »

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Tierna es la noche  »

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| (FMC Library Print)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Several actors and directors were attached to this over the years. George Cukor was going to helm with Elizabeth Taylor starring opposite Glenn Ford. Cukor left the project and John Frankenheimer came on board. He wanted Christopher Plummer but he wasn't considered a big enough box office draw. Warren Beatty was also in the running but he was thought to be too young. Paul Newman, Montgomery Clift, Dirk Bogarde and Richard Burton were also sought before Jason Robards was hired. Had Burton and Taylor been cast, this would have pre - dated the massive media circus that was " Cleopatra " See more »

Goofs

The American flag adorning the child's sand castle has its stars arranged in the staggered rows of 5 and 6 stars as in the current 50 stars arrangement. An American flag of the 1920's would have had its stars in the 6 rows of 8 arrangement. 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

Referenced in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 8 January 1962 (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time
(uncredited)
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
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Jennifer Jones A Real Movie Star!
1 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jennifer Jones was a real movie star. Chic, glamorous and was simply great in front of the camera. A very good actress who in hindsight made far too few films. In this Henry King directed film of the classic Fitzgerald novel, Jennifer Jones stars in the lead role of Nicole Diver Jennifer Jones looked 30 years old in this picture beautifully photographed by 20th's top studio camera man Leon Shamroy. I liked Jennifer Jones in this movie more so than any other save for "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" and "Song of Bernadette" both directed by Henry King. The King-Jennifer Jones relationship was meaningful in the success of those films.

The outdoor scenes shot in Europe are particularly good; the interiors were done at 20th's studios in Los Angeles.

Oscar winners Paul Lukas and Joan Fontaine give fine support to the Star and I found Jason Robards fine as Dick Diver. There was much discussion about former Jennifer Jones co stars and friends Gregory Peck or William Holden playing Dick Diver but eventually the role went to Jason Robards who had played F Scott Fitzgerald in the play The Disenchanted on Broadway.

Kudos to a great theme song Tender Is The Night which was nominated for Best Song, it should have won. A beautiful haunting song!

This lushly produced movie really gets to you and when you see it over and over it is like a beautiful spell.

I wish I could see this movie uncut and at a major revival house in wide screen. The picture when released was not critically well received and 20th Century Fox quickly released the film and forgot about it.

20th Century Fox needs to release the DVD of this Film.


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