GenreDrama ProductionUniversal Television WriterMerwin Gerard
Release date1972 (1972) CastDavid Janssen (Alan Chambers), James Farentino (John Danbury), Phyllis Thaxter (Norma Chambers), Mike Farrell (Wills), Skye Aubrey (Ellen Gunther) Similar moviesRelated Jack Smight movies
The longest night 1972 abc movie of the week david janssen
The Longest Night is a 1972 television film written by Merwin Gerard and directed by Jack Smight. The plot concerns the kidnapping of Karen Chambers (Sallie Shockley), daughter of wealthy Alan Chambers (David Janssen). The kidnapper (James Farentino) holds her underground in a homemade coffin. He leaves her there (with a fan for air and a gallon of water) until he receives the ransom money. Her family frantically searches for her.
This movie was originally shown as an ABC Movie of the Week on September 12, 1972. It is based on the 1968 Barbara Mackle kidnapping by Gary Steven Krist.