The Long Night

Hollywood's cannibalisation (sometimes shot for shot) of Carné's Le Jour se lève. Bowdlerised and tricked out with a silly happy ending, but a better film than critics allowed at the time with Carné's film under threat of definitive suppression to make way for it. Excellent performances (with Price at his smarmiest, and Fonda only a shade self-pitying where Jean Gabin gave the role sheer, mutinous power), but above all a wonderful noir sheen from Sol Polito's camerawork.

By: TM

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Anatole Litvak
Screenwriter: John Wexley
Cast: Henry Fonda
Barbara Bel Geddes
Vincent Price
Ann Dvorak
June Duprez
Queenie Smith
Elisha Cook Jr
Howard Freeman
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