Tender Is the Night (1962)

146 mins | Drama | 1962

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in France, Italy, and ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in France, Italy, and Switzerland. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
Jennifer Jones, Joan Fontaine, Jill St. John dress
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec photog eff
Spec photog eff
Main titles
MAKEUP
Makeup
Miss Jones' hairstyles created by
Hairstyles supv
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald (New York, 1934).
SONGS
"Tender Is the Night," words and music by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster.
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 19 January 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Twentieth Century--Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 December 1961
Copyright Number:
LP21329
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
146
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

At a lavish party given by Dick and Nicole Diver at their villa on the French Riviera, Dick meets an American starlet, Rosemary Hoyt, and Nicole's jealousy brings on a relapse of the emotional disorder which led to her first meeting with her husband: While serving on the staff of a Zurich psychiatric clinic in the 1920's, Dick, a brilliant young American doctor, falls in love with one of his patients, wealthy Nicole Warren, whose neuroses stem from the time she was violated by her father. Dick's superior, Dr. Dohmler, warns him that marriage to Nicole can only end in tragedy; her love will die when she realizes that her god-husband is only an ordinary, fallible human being. Dick's emotions win out, however, and he marries Nicole. Catering to her every whim, he abandons his career and embarks on an endless round of pleasure-seeking and party-giving, all of which is financed by Nicole's guardian, her arrogant older sister, Baby. Following the senseless death in a drunken brawl of their close friend, song writer Abe North, Dick senses how empty his life has become and tries to begin anew by returning to the Zurich clinic. It is too late, however; he has helped Nicole grow strong by allowing her to sap his strength, and it is now he who is the dependent one. Failing miserably at the clinic and drinking much too heavily, Dick makes a desperate attempt to recapture the gaiety of the early days of his marriage, but he succeeds only in making headlines as a result of a public fight over Rosemary. Having gained her independence with the downfall of her idol, Nicole asks Dick ... +


At a lavish party given by Dick and Nicole Diver at their villa on the French Riviera, Dick meets an American starlet, Rosemary Hoyt, and Nicole's jealousy brings on a relapse of the emotional disorder which led to her first meeting with her husband: While serving on the staff of a Zurich psychiatric clinic in the 1920's, Dick, a brilliant young American doctor, falls in love with one of his patients, wealthy Nicole Warren, whose neuroses stem from the time she was violated by her father. Dick's superior, Dr. Dohmler, warns him that marriage to Nicole can only end in tragedy; her love will die when she realizes that her god-husband is only an ordinary, fallible human being. Dick's emotions win out, however, and he marries Nicole. Catering to her every whim, he abandons his career and embarks on an endless round of pleasure-seeking and party-giving, all of which is financed by Nicole's guardian, her arrogant older sister, Baby. Following the senseless death in a drunken brawl of their close friend, song writer Abe North, Dick senses how empty his life has become and tries to begin anew by returning to the Zurich clinic. It is too late, however; he has helped Nicole grow strong by allowing her to sap his strength, and it is now he who is the dependent one. Failing miserably at the clinic and drinking much too heavily, Dick makes a desperate attempt to recapture the gaiety of the early days of his marriage, but he succeeds only in making headlines as a result of a public fight over Rosemary. Having gained her independence with the downfall of her idol, Nicole asks Dick for a divorce in order to marry her lover. Too weak to fight and determined not to beg, Dick quietly acquiesces and leaves for an uncertain future in the small American town of his birth. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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