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Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969)

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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Cast overview:
John Sparrow
Katherine Johnson
Jennifer Sparrow
Richard Eastham ...
Paul Johnson
Jerry Johnson
Dr. Hyatt
Edward R. Leadbetter ...
Mac the cab driver
Walter Boughton ...
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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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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A lesson in fidelity
20 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Something I learned in this movie has helped me avoid the temptation to have an affair. Even though Lloyd Bridges' wife is ill, (I think she was mentally ill, and would never love him again) and the alluring Shirley Jones is there for the taking; Lloyd stays with his wife. As he put it "How important it is to have someone to REMEMBER WITH. Without her, I have no past."

Each time I think about this movie, I realize that my spouse is irreplaceable...and I love her more and more. There are lots of pretty faces and pretty bodies "out there", but you'll be happier if you stay with what you have.

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