Cameos. No relevance between the two films what so ever, other than the fact that they feature a cameo by familliar faces, before they became familiar.

In The Duellists (1977) by Ridley Scott, Pete Postlethwaite is silent shaving the commander.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in The long Goodbye (1973) is silent too, but has the opportunity to show a bit more of himself. Thus he can say that he has been in a Robert Altman film. 

Le Jour Se Lève (1939) directed by Marcel Carné with Jean GabinJacqueline Laurent and Jules Berry compared with The Long Night (1947) directed by Anatole Litvak with Henry FondaBarbara Bel Geddes and Vincent Price (part3)

The difference between the two films has to do with the story. The relationship that Françoise has with M.Valentin in the french film is somehow diminished in the american one. The american film also has use for a bit of voice over and seems uncomfortable with a long silence. The different choice for the setting for the revelation of Francoise/Jo’s story is minor, more poetic in Le Jour Se Leve, more realistic in The Long Night. The major difference is of course in the ending. There is no room for hope for François. He has no delusions, no help will come from his fellow humans…

Le Jour Se Lève (1939) directed by Marcel Carné with Jean GabinJacqueline Laurent and Jules Berry compared with The Long Night (1947) directed by Anatole Litvak with Henry FondaBarbara Bel Geddes and Vincent Price (part2).

The Long Night (1947) is not only a remake of Le Jour Se Lève of (1939), it is not simply based on Carné's film,it is almost a copy of the french film. I read that RKO, along with the rights to remake Le Jour Se Lève, also tried to buy all available prints of the film and destroy them. Luckily they did not succeed.

Le Jour Se Lève (1939) directed byMarcel Carné with Jean GabinJacqueline Laurent and Jules Berry compared with The Long Night (1947)directed by Anatole Litvak with Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes and Vincent Price (part1).

The Long Night (1947) is not only a remake of Le Jour Se Lève of (1939), it is not simply based on Carné's film,it is almost a copy of the french film. I read that RKO, along with the rights to remake Le Jour Se Lève, also tried to buy all available prints of the film and destroy them. Luckily they did not succeed.