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Director:
Writers:
Ivan Moffat (screenplay)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel)
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Release Date:
23 February 1962 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In the tender moments of the night...SHOULD LOVE BE ALL THERE IS? See more »
Plot:
A Psychiatrist and his life with a patient he helped to recover. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(10 articles)
Joan Fontaine obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 16 December 2013, 9:16 AM, PST)

Oscar Winner Joan Fontaine Dead At Age 96
 (From CinemaRetro. 16 December 2013, 7:12 AM, PST)

R.I.P. Joan Fontaine
 (From Deadline TV. 15 December 2013, 6:45 PM, PST)

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Something distinctly artificial See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jennifer Jones ... Nicole Diver

Jason Robards ... Dr. Richard 'Dick' Diver (as Jason Robards Jr.)

Joan Fontaine ... Baby Warren

Tom Ewell ... Abe North

Cesare Danova ... Tommy Barban

Jill St. John ... Rosemary Hoyt

Paul Lukas ... Dr. Dohmler

Bea Benaderet ... Mrs. McKisco
Charles Fredericks ... Mr. Albert Charles McKisco
Sanford Meisner ... Dr. Franz Gregorovious
Mac McWhorter ... Colis Clay
Albert Carrier ... Louis
Richard De Combray ... Francisco Prado
Carole Mathews ... Mrs. Hoyt

Alan Napier ... Señor Pardo
Leslie Farrell ... Topsy Diver
Michael Crisalli ... Lanier Diver
Earl Grant ... Piano Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katherine Berger ... Nurse (uncredited)
Jean Bori ... The Barber (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Maggi Brown ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Arlette Clark ... Governess (uncredited)
George Clark ... Young Roman Aristocrat (uncredited)

Con Covert ... Female Impersonator (uncredited)
Maurice Dallimore ... Sir Charles Golding (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Dr. Faurore (uncredited)
Marcel De la Brosse ... Proprietor (uncredited)
Vera de Winter ... Nurse (uncredited)
Bruno Della Santina ... Reception Clerk (uncredited)
Nora Evans ... Singer (uncredited)
Eric Feldary ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Jacques Gallo ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Renee Godfrey ... Nurse (uncredited)
Tom Hernández ... Nobelman (uncredited)
Linda Hutchings ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... New Year's Eve Celebrant (uncredited)
Michael Korda ... Italian Gentleman (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ... Bartender (uncredited)
Armand Largo ... Reporter (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Concierge (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Gilbert Paol ... Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited)
Carl Princi ... Assistant Manager (uncredited)

John Richardson ... Young Man Being Photographed (uncredited)
Art Salter ... Photographer (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Orrin Tucker ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Carol Veazie ... Mrs. Dumphrey (uncredited)
Florene Williams ... Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry King 
 
Writing credits
Ivan Moffat (screenplay)

F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel)

Produced by
Henry T. Weinstein .... producer
Peter Levathes .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy 
 
Film Editing by
William Reynolds 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Brown 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Marjorie Best 
 
Makeup Department
George Masters .... hair stylist: Miss Jones
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair styles supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
Bernard Freericks .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Rossell .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 

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142 min | 132 min (FMC Library Print)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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:
Anachronisms: The American flag adorning the child's sand castle has it's 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 row's 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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Movie Connections:
Version of "Tender Is the Night" (1985)See more »
Soundtrack:
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?)See more »

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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Something distinctly artificial, 22 April 2007
Author: MarieGabrielle from United States

and stilted about this film, and its casting.

Jason Robards who always delivers, just seems wooden and ineffectual as Dick Diver. Jennifer Jones as the ever desirable, but tragic Nicole Diver, just seems unsympathetic, even strident and cruel.

The alcohol flows freely and the jet-set lifestyle is invoked by a humorous Tom Ewell, who sings the movies theme song at the beginning of this disjointed movie. (Tom Ewell is forever planted in my memory as Marilyn Monroes bumbling neighbor in "The Seven Year Itch", or as the silly, clichéd father in "State Fair") That being said, it almost seems as if the writers did not know how to treat the subject of psychoanalysis and mental illness. F Scott Fitgerald and his wife endured tragedy, his wife Zelda Sayre Fitgerald was diagnosed with schizophrenia while still in her 20's. She was delusional at times, and probably never walked around at all times looking like a John Robert Powers model,(as Jones does in this movie).

It was 1962 after all, psychoanalysis was chic and stylish, so this film presents the illness as stylish and merely the effect of being rich and bored on the French Riviera. I wanted to like this film, but it is sorely dated and due for a remake. If nothing else it aptly demonstrates society stigma and misconceptions when portraying mental illness. No wonder there is still so much denial, if this film was considered an acceptable story of a physician and his wife in 1962. Worth seeing as a curiosity. 5/10.

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