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Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  16 December 1969 (USA)
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Over the Christmas holidays in a small New England college town, a man and a woman share a brief interlude. He is there to visit his wife, who is a mental patient at the university, and she... See full summary »



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Over the Christmas holidays in a small New England college town, a man and a woman share a brief interlude. He is there to visit his wife, who is a mental patient at the university, and she is there visiting her son, who is a student, after discovering her husband's infidelity. Written by

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16 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Noite de Natal  »

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Many buildings on and near the Amherst College campus were used in the filming of this movie. See more »

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The opening titles include: "Appreciation is expressed for the cooperation and kindness received in the making of this film at Amherst, Massachusetts." See more »


Let It Be Me
Heard as an instrumental on the jukebox at the bus stop in the opening scenes
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One of My favorite Christmas Time Movies Of All Time
18 June 2004 | by (HUXLEY,IOWA) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Christmas time movies of all time. I cannot say enough about this movie.I saw this for the first time when I was around eleven years old. I saw it again last Christmas, and it has stood up to the test of time, no doubt about it.The winter time setting is exquisite, I think it one of the reasons that this movie is so special. Lloyd bridges and Shirley Jones as the two lonely people are magnificent.Remember that Lloyd bridges was in the early television series Seahunt?This character he portrays is quite a departure from that role. Shirley Jones, so very beautiful, and such a talented actress.The story did not end the way that I wanted it to,but in the end it might have been better for that reason.If you love romance, excellent writing, and wonderful actors, and Christmas time, then this gem is for you. I gave this an excellent rating.I highly recommend this movie to everyone.

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