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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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Jack Smight

Writer:

Merwin Gerard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Janssen ... Alan Chambers
James Farentino ... John Danbury
Phyllis Thaxter ... Norma Chambers
Skye Aubrey ... Ellen Gunther
Mike Farrell ... Wills
Sallie Shockley Sallie Shockley ... Karen Chambers
Joel Fabiani ... Barris
Richard Anderson ... Harvey Eaton
Charles McGraw ... Father Chase
John Kerr ... Agent Jones
Robert Cornthwaite ... Frank Cavanaugh
Ross Elliott ... Dr. Steven Clay
Tom Hallick ... Officer Clark
Antony Carbone Antony Carbone ... Officer Jackson
Joe Conley ... Salesman
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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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The true and terrifying story of ... "The Longest Night" See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den längsta natten See more »

Filming Locations:

Thousand Oaks, California, USA

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Connections

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

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The effect of film on small children
10 March 2010 | by katya-39See 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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