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The Long Night Movie Review Summary

Actors: Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price, Ann Dvorak, Elisha Cook Jr.

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THE LONG NIGHT is a movie directed by Anatole Litvak in 1947. It's the remake of Marcel Carné's "Le Jour se Lève" with Jean Gabin, shot in 1939.
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Joe Adams has just killed Maximilian and has locked himself in. While the police is surrounding the building and is trying to enter the room by force, Joe remembers the events that happened during the last weeks.

He had fallen in love with Jo Ann, an orphan like him, and was planning to marry her when he discovered that she was seeing the magician Maximilian. Maximilian had seduced her and was taking advantage of her, counting on the young girl's innocence. Jo Ann, deceived by Maximilian's fine talking and the little gifts he was offering to her, didn't have the nerve to break this relationship.

Soon, Maximilian tries to take Joe Adams away from Jo Ann.




The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!)    -   spurned lover goes for revenge    -   matchbreaker interference Crime & Scandal    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing

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