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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 »

Director:

Daniel Petrie

Writers:

Robert Anderson (play), John Vlahos
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Lloyd Bridges ... John Sparrow
Shirley Jones ... Katherine Johnson
Lynn Carlin ... Jennifer Sparrow
Carrie Snodgress ... Janet
Cloris Leachman ... Ginny
Robert Lipton ... Philip
Richard Eastham ... Paul Johnson
Stefan Arngrim ... Jerry Johnson
Nydia Westman ... Mae
Woodrow Parfrey ... Dr. Hyatt
Edward R. Leadbetter Edward R. Leadbetter ... Mac the cab driver
Walter Boughton Walter Boughton ... Walter, the desk clerk
Amzie Strickland Amzie Strickland ... Saleswoman
Marjie Short Marjie Short ... Young Ginny (as Marjorie Anne Short)
Jeff Bridges ... Young John (as Jeffrey Bridges)
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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

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Plot Keywords:

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

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noite de Natal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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
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A guilty pleasure
9 September 2001 | by SpellingAddictSee all my reviews

I've loved this TV movie from the first time I saw it. The reason I now think of it as a "guilty pleasure" is that, since it was made in 1969, it's now quite dated and I think I'd be embarrassed now if I were caught watching the characters in their dated clothes, language, etc. But underneath the surface, it is a very mature, compassionate and moving story. Very touching. The sex scenes are almost hard to watch, they're so intimate and real. I think it's a timeless story. Lloyd Bridges was a hunk!!


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