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The Longest Night (1972)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 12 September 1972
The daughter of a wealthy family is kidnapped and imprisoned underground in a coffin, while her family and the police search for her.

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Alan Chambers
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John Danbury
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Norma Chambers
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Ellen Gunther
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Wills
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Karen Chambers
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Barris
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Harvey Eaton
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Father Chase
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Agent Jones
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Frank Cavanaugh
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Dr. Steven Clay
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Officer Jackson
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The daughter of a wealthy family is kidnapped and imprisoned underground in a coffin, while her family and the police search for her.

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She was kidnapped and buried alive for four agonizing days. The headlines reported it. Now you'll be chilled by it. See more »

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12 September 1972 (USA)  »

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Den längsta natten  »

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Based off Barbara Mackle kidnapping in Atlanta in 1968. See more »

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Version of 83 Hours 'Til Dawn (1990) See more »

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The effect of film on small children
10 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

I must have watched this film in 1972 on an old box TV, I would have been almost 7 and to this day I can still remember the room where we were sat and certain scenes from this film. The blanket of autumn leaves covering the buried chamber where the kidnapped girl lay, the way the interior of her chamber was shot, the pipes for breathing and for water. From this summer in 1972, I have always had a fear of small enclosed spaces and being kidnapped!! Where my dear parents were that night, allowing such a small child to watch such a film, I do not know! But I am living proof that effective, subtle films can affect children deeply and in this easily accessible media age, parents really do have to be careful. Perhaps if I saw this film again, my phobias would fade. A remake would be great!


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