7.4/10
111
5 user

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(play),
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An all-black inner city school has to become an integrated school. Few dozen white kids are transfered there, but the black students are aggressively opposed to this. The school then approaches a tough black teacher for help.

Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Janet MacLachlan, Jeff Bridges
In Search of America (TV Movie 1971)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A college dropout convinces his family to re-examine its goals and gets them to leave it all for a cross-country odyssey in a 1928 Greyhound bus.

Director: Paul Bogart
Stars: Carl Betz, Vera Miles, Ruth McDevitt
Fantasy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Buddha has the power to change the nature of a person into their opposite. He uses this power only when the world is in danger. When a villain obtains plans that could be used for peace or war, Buddha turns him into a good guy. Now what?

Director: Burgess Meredith
Stars: James Mason, Jack MacGowran, Irene Tsu
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Follows the progress of a female ex-convict as she tries to rebuild her life after being released from prison.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O'Keefe
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the early 1970s, a young woman passing through rural Tennessee unintentionally gets caught in a feud between two local neighboring clans, the Feathers and the Gutshalls.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges
Bad Company (1972)
Adventure | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A god-fearing Ohio boy dodging the Civil War draft arrives in Jefferson City where he joins up with a hardscrabble group of like runaways heading west.

Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Barry Brown, Jim Davis
The Loner (1965–1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A wandering ex-soldier encounters various problems where ever he visits in his travels.

Stars: Lloyd Bridges, James Whitmore, Jim Drum
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A woman's husband is murdered and she and her lover must find the killer or stand accused of doing it themselves.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Jeff Bridges, John Wood
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young hellraiser quits his moonshine business to try to become the best NASCAR racer the south has ever seen.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A husband is humiliated at home and at work. He decides he has had enough of it and hires a prostitute to help him get back at his boss, wife and friends and get a lot richer in the process.

Director: William Richert
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Belinda Bauer, Ned Beatty
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
John Sparrow
...
Katherine Johnson
Lynn Carlin ...
Jennifer Sparrow
...
Janet
...
Ginny
...
Philip
Richard Eastham ...
Paul Johnson
...
Jerry Johnson
...
Mae
...
Dr. Hyatt
Edward R. Leadbetter ...
Mac the cab driver
Walter Boughton ...
Walter, the desk clerk
Amzie Strickland ...
Saleswoman
Marjie Short ...
Young Ginny (as Marjorie Anne Short)
...
Young John (as Jeffrey Bridges)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

christmas | based on play | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 December 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Noite de Natal  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Crazy Credits

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

Soundtracks

Let It Be Me
Heard as an instrumental on the jukebox at the bus stop in the opening scenes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A lesson in fidelity
20 January 2008 | by (United States) – 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.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page