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Apr 10, 2020

It's a bittersweet episode as we bid farewell to our Jennifer Jones series with first viewings of her final two starring-role films, Henry King's TENDER IS THE NIGHT (1962) and Daniel Petrie's THE IDOL (1966). We find our heroine once again playing characters embroiled in dark Freudian psychodramas, and consider how King's film alters F. Scott Fitzgerald's alternate universe roman à clef, and whether or not Petrie's film deserves its obscurity. From saint to fallen (?) idol: our examination of Jennifer Jones, Acteur is now complete.

Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:          Tender is the Night (1962; dir: Henry King)

0h 38m 57s:          The Idol (1966; dir: Daniel Petrie)

1h 24m 00s           Jennifer Jones Oeuvre-View –Concluding statements and non-binding Top 5 lists                               


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