GenreMystery, Romance ScreenplayRobert Hardy Andrews CountryUnited States
Release dateOctober 2, 1936 (1936-10-02) Based onThe Whispering Window
by Cortland Fitzsimmons WriterRobert Hardy Andrews (screenplay), Cortland Fitzsimmons (novel) CastRobert Young (Charley Phelps), Florence Rice (Joan Sutton), Ted Healy (Police Sergeant Magee), Julie Haydon (Eve Sutton), Catherine Doucet (Mrs. Wilson G. Wilson, a Customer), Janet Beecher (Mrs. Briggs, Carl's Mother) Similar moviesBound, Revolution Boulevard, Goodfellas, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Get Shorty, The Dead Pool
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.
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.