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FULL SYNOPSIS

Based upon the French film , The Long Night opens in the in the midst of a dire situation: ex-serviceman Joe Adams (Henry Fonda) finds himself holed up in his apartment, surrounded by policemen who soon open fire in a relentless and determined manner. Adams has been accused of murder, and as his apartment is riddled with bullets, he flashes back to how this all came about. It began when Adams met Jo Ann (Barbara Bel Geddes), who, it turns out, grew up in the same orphanage at the same time as he. They soon fall in love, but things are complicated when a magician named Maximilian (Vincent Price) enters the picture. He tells Adams that he is Jo Ann's father, but that he doesn't want her to know this. Maximilian begins spending a lot of time with Jo Ann, which makes Adams feel vaguely unsettled. He discovers that Maximilian lied -- that he is not her father but is someone who has been trying to seduce her for a long time. Maximilian goes to Adams' apartment to taunt him, with the result that Adams shoots him, thus bringing about the current state of affairs. As Adams has been recalling all of this, a crowd has gathered, including Jo Ann. She leads the crowd in protesting the police's actions, and a riot brews. With tension continuing to rise, Jo Ann desperately tries to find a way to rescue the man she loves. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi

Cast

Henry Fonda
as Joe Adams
Barbara Bel Geddes
as Jo Ann
Vincent Price
as Maximilian
Ann Dvorak
as Charlene
Howard Freeman
as Sheriff
Elisha Cook, Jr.
as Frank
Moroni Olsen
as Chief of Police
Queenie Smith
as Janitor's Wife
Charles McGraw
as Policeman
Patty King
as Peggy
Murray Alper
as Bartender
Pat Flaherty
as Sergeant
Byron Foulger
as Man With Bike
Mary Gordon
as Old Lady
Jack Overman
as Man
Ray Teal
as Hudson
Will Wright
as Janitor
Davis Roberts
as Freddie
Ray Teal
as Hudson
Byron Foulger
as Man With Bike
Jack Overman
as Man
Murray Alper
as Bartender
Will Wright
as Janitor
Mary Gordon
as Old Lady
Pat Flaherty
as Sergeant

Crew

Anatole Litvak
Director
Anatole Litvak
Producer
Raymond Hakim
Producer
Robert Hakim
Producer
John Wexley
Screenwriter
Sol Polito
Cinematographer
Dimitri Tiomkin
Musical Direction/Supervision
Dimitri Tiomkin
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Swink
Editor
Eugène Lourié
Production Designer
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Clem Portman
Sound/Sound Designer
Aaron Rosenberg
First Assistant Director
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