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Tender Is the Night (1962)

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

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Jason Robards is a Psychiatrist that is devoted to his work. Jennifer Jones becomes one of his patients and he helps her make a full recovery. She falls in love with him but he is reluctant to respond to her affections. She convinces him that since she's well and capable of a healthy love. She is an heiress and they have a comfortable lifestyle. He experiences various changes in his career and we see how he responds to them and how it affects his marriage and family. His sister in law is Joan Fontaine. Jill St John also has a starring role. The acting is good and the settings for the movie are in Zurich and Rome, giving us beautiful scenery. Written by Alena

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Tender Is the Night
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Very Underrated Classic
28 January 2007 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

'Tender is the Night' remains one of F. Scott Fitzgerald's most important works, but, sadly, he, today, is not recognized as one of America's truly formidable writers. Film representations have not always worked, but his characterizations are etched superbly when given to the right performer e.g. Alan Ladd's extraordinary depiction in 'The Great Gatsby'. The film of 'Tender is the Night' had been criticized for all the wrong reasons, one of them, perhaps, relating to the fact that some critics continued to misinterpret the work of Jennifer Jones, surely as fine an actress of the era as is Meryl Streep today. Perhaps Selznick did limit her access to some of the best scripts offered, but, here, in 'Tender', she is still so absolutely right in every movement and shading of Nicole's character. Jason Robards, a brilliant actor, may not have been perfectly cast, but Joan Fontaine, in the latter part of her career, expertly captures the selfish, ego-involved woman of the era. Jill St. John and Tom Ewell are only adequate, but, in total, the film works because of the expert script, the cinematography, the music, King's direction, and the ever-important work of Fontaine and Jones. Both of these women essayed numerous kinds of roles in their careers. Here, Jennifer Jones is still in top form, and the film deserves to be reevaluated.


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