The Long Night (1947 film)

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The Long Night is a 1947 film in which police surround the apartment of apparent murderer Joe Adams, who refuses to surrender although escape appears impossible. During the siege, Joe reflects on the circumstances that led him to this situation. It is a remake of the 1939 French film Le Jour Se Lève.

Directed by Anatole Litvak. Written by Jacques Viot and John Wexley.
The impassioned story of a love that promised the world -- and paid off in bullets!  (taglines)


  • Good heavens, do I have to apologize for superior imagination?
  • You have sharp nails like a little animal. Maybe that's what I like about you.
  • In a strange way I'm honest... even about my lies.
  • You know, it's not too easy to kill a man. I ought to know.


  • Charlene: Don't ask me how but the more you hear the less you know.


  • The impassioned story of a love that promised the world—and paid off in bullets!
  • COMING AT YOU ... in a blast of terrific drama!
  • Share Every Minute of It!
  • Barbara Bel Geddes IN HER SCREEN DEBUT


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