The Longest Night (1936)

Genres - Crime, Drama, Romance  |   Release Date - Oct 2, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Longest Night is a curious title choice for this fast-paced mystery; at 50 minutes, it was the shortest feature film ever produced by MGM. Robert Young plays the manager of a department store targeted by gangsters. Young's romance with store clerk Florence Rice is threatened when the bad guys start muscling in. Accused of stealing merchandise, Young has to cogitate--and utilize his fists--to clear himself. Screenwriter Robert Andrews adapted The Longest Night from a short story (evidently a very short story) by Cortland Fitzsimmons.

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bad-guy, clerk, gangster, good-guy, love, playboy, robbery