The Longest Night (1936 film)

The Longest Night is a 1936 American mystery film directed by Errol Taggart and written by Robert Hardy Andrews. The film stars Robert Young, Florence Rice, Ted Healy, Julie Haydon, Catherine Doucet and Janet Beecher. The film was released on October 2, 1936, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]

The Longest Night
Directed byErrol Taggart
Produced byLucien Hubbard
Samuel Marx
Screenplay byRobert Hardy Andrews
Based onThe Whispering Window
by Cortland Fitzsimmons
StarringRobert Young
Florence Rice
Ted Healy
Julie Haydon
Catherine Doucet
Janet Beecher
Music byEdward Ward
CinematographyLester White
Edited byRobert J. Kern
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • October 2, 1936 (1936-10-02)
Running time
51 minutes
CountryUnited States


A department store where she works is robbed by Eve Sutton and an accomplice, Carl Briggs. A wristwatch they stole is recognized by Eve's sister Joan, who reports her suspicions to Mrs. Briggs, who is Eve's boss at the store.

Joan bumps into Charley Phelps, the store owner's son, who develops a personal interest in her. As an investigation into the robbery begins, Carl Briggs is shot and killed, his mother's body is also found, and Eve and a co-worker, Mr. Grover, are taken hostage.

To bring help, Joan starts a fire that sets off the store's sprinkler system. Firemen and police race to the scene as Joan and a crew of cleaning ladies fend off the gang, while Charley fights and overcomes the scheme's mastermind and killer, Grover.



  1. ^ "The Longest Night (1936) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  2. ^ "The Longest Night". TV Guide. Retrieved 23 November 2014.

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