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Tender Is the Night (1962)

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

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

Ivan Moffat (screenplay), F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 - Psychiatrist
Bea Benaderet ... Mrs. McKisco
Charles Fredericks Charles Fredericks ... Mr. Albert Charles McKisco
Sanford Meisner ... Dr. Franz Gregorovious
Mac McWhorter Mac McWhorter ... Colis Clay
Albert Carrier ... Louis
Richard De Combray Richard De Combray ... Francisco Prado
Carole Mathews ... Mrs. Hoyt
Alan Napier ... Señor Pardo
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Storyline

A Psychiatrist and his life with a patient he helped to recover.

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Taglines:

In the tender moments of the night...SHOULD LOVE BE ALL THERE IS? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1962 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Tierna es la noche See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,900,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David O. Selznick wanted Cary Grant to play Dick Diver opposite his wife Jennifer Jones. See more »

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As Nicole and Dick walk along Lindenhof Hill above Zurich in the early 1920s, the background view of the city shows several concrete apartment blocks not built until the 1950s. 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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Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (Has Anybody Seen My Girl?)
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Somewhat stiff but still worthwhile version of a moving romantic drama
9 July 2004 | by DrLeneraSee all my reviews

This movie was a flop at the time and has been pretty much forgotten, which is a shame. It's a faithful adaptation of F.Scott Fitzgerald's moving story which is a touch lifeless, but still worthwhile.

The plot is ofcourse very good, a love story which is intriguing and very sad. There is perhaps not quite enough emotion throughout most of the film, but by the time the end comes the film has become pretty moving. Jason Robards was definately miscast as Dick Dyver [a good name for a porn star!]but Jennifer Jones shows what a good actress she sometimes could be ,especially when she is displaying her character's 'madness' ,if that's not too strong a word. None of the supporting characters are as interesting as they should be except Jill St John's aspiring actress and there is somehow little feel for the period, but the strength of the story just about carries one through. Mention should be made of Bernard Herrmann's often touching [if a bit self derivative!]music, but having the film's theme song [which he did not write] played endlessly on the piano by one character gets a bit annoying.

Despite it's flaws ,this is a fairly solid romantic drama that probably seemed old fashioned even in 1962, but deserves some reappraisal.


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