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Silent Night, Lonely Night

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(NBC, 12/16/1969, 120 mins). During the Christmas holidays, a brief interlude is shared by two lonely people in a New England college town he’s there to visit his wife, a mental patient there; she’s there visiting her son after discovering her husband’s infidelity. On Broadway in 1959, in the play by Robert Anderson, the roles were taken by Henry Fonda and Barbara Bel Geddes. Filmed on location in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Production Company Universal Television. Director Daniel Petrie. Producer Jack Farren. Teleplay John Vlahos. Based on the Play by Robert Anderson. Photography Jack Marta. Music Billy Goldenberg. Editor Budd Small. Art Director William D. DeCinces.

Cast Lloyd Bridges (John Sparrow), Shirley Jones (Katherine Johnson), Lynn Carlin (Jennifer Sparrow), Carrie Snodgress (Janet), Robert Lipton (Philip), Cloris Leachman (Ginny), Richard Eastham (Paul Johnson), Stefan Arngrim (Jerry Johnson), Nydia Westman (Mae), Woodrow Parfrey (Dr. Hyatt), Edward R. Leadbetter (Mac/local cabbie), Walter Boughton (Walter/desk clerk), Amzie Strickland (Saleswoman), Marjorie Anne Short (Young Ginny), Jeff Bridges (Young John).

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