In "The Long Night," Frank Lovejoy stars as an air traffic controller who must help a small, troubled plane find an airport before it is too late.
The pilot tells Ken that he was on his way from Indianapolis to Minneapolis, but now he is off course and low on fuel.
The lost plane is flying above a solid layer of clouds, and the pilot is too poorly trained to handle the situation.
Ken has 45 minutes to determine the plane's position, direct it to Rockford Field and get it on the ground. He reaches for the first of many cigarrettes and goes to work...
"The Long Night" was based on a short story by Lowell D. Blanton, which first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in October 1956, and won the O. Henry Award in 1957. Sam Pierce adapted the story for Suspense. William N. Robson produced and directed. Frank Lovejoy starred. Also appearing were Stacy Harris, Byron Kane, Kort Falkenberg, and Jack Kruschen.
Suspense presented this story again on July 13, 1958. Frank Lovejoy again starred. Also appearing were Eddie Firestone, Peter Leeds, Sam Pierce, and Barney Phillips.