Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Film Adaptations
by Anton Rudnev

Front Row Center: Tender is the Night (1955)

First adapation, made for TV. Not great, the characters are quite different from the novel.

Produced by: Front Row Center TV Series (CBS, USA).

Broadcasted on: September 07, 1955 (season 1, episode 10).

Adapted (Screenplay) by: Whitfield Cook.
Director: Fletcher Markle.
Starring: Mercedes McCambridge, James Daly, John Abbott, Olive Sturgess, Budd Knapp, Maurice Marsac.
Running Time: 57 minutes.

La Notte (1961)

"The Night", Italian classics.

Studio: Nepi Film, Sofitedip, Silver Film.
Adapted (Screenplay) by: Michelangelo Antonioni, Ennio Flaiano, Tonino Guerra.
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni.
Produced by: Emanuele Cassuto.
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Maria Pia Luzi, Rosy Mazzacurati, Monica Vitti, Bernhard Wicki.
Running Time: 122 minutes.

Tender is the Night (1962)

Pompous USA Adapatation.

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox.
Adapted (Screenplay) by: Ivan Moffat.
Director: Henry King.
Produced by: Henry T. Weinstein.
Starring: Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards, Joan Fontaine, Jill St. John.
Running Time: 146 minutes.

Tender is the Night (1985)

TV mini-series for Showtime/Movie Channel network. Released on DVD as "Zartlich ist die Nacht" (Deutch)

Studio: 20th Century Fox Television, 7 Network, BBC, Showtime.
Adapted (Screenplay) by: Dennis Potter.
Director: Robert Knights.
Produced by: Better Willingdale.
Starring: Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen, Sean Young, John Heard, Joris Stuyck, Edward Asner.
Running Time: 324 minutes (6 episodes, 1 hr each).

Noch Nezha (2011)

Based on "Tender is the Night", Russian VGIK student's adaptation.

Studio: All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S.A. Gerasimov (VGIK).
Director: Rustam Iliasov.
Starring: Natalia Ginku (Nicole), Oleg Blinov (Abe), Alexander Evsukov (Collin), Semen Shkalikov (Dick), Mila Burdova (Rosemary).
Running Time: 13 minutes.

Перевод: Ночь нежна Фицджеральда на экране (Антон Руднев).