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One Heavenly Night (1931)

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A poor but basically honest flower woman agrees to impersonate a wicked opera star.


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Complete credited cast:
Evelyn Laye ...
John Boles ...
Count Mirko Tibor
Leon Errol ...
Fritzi Vajos
Hugh Cameron ...
Henry Kolker ...
Prefect of Police
Marion Lord ...
Almady, the Officer
Lionel Belmore ...
Baron Zagon


A poor but basically honest flower woman agrees to impersonate a wicked opera star.

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Comedy | Romance





Release Date:

14 January 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Escapade  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At 1:15 in, when the Count and the real Fritzi are talking on the balcony, the giant stone planter jumps back and forth - sometimes its in front of him, sometimes its behind him. See more »


One Heavenly Night
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung by Evelyn Laye and John Boles
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The Count And The Flower Girl
16 April 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Evelyn Laye who was one of the great musical performers of the London stage made only a few films at this point of her career and this one being only one of two she did in Hollywood. Later on as a character actress she did much work on the big and small screen. This rather uninspired vehicle does afford one an opportunity to see her in her prime.

Sam Goldwyn who produced it knew he had a turkey on his hands, it is fairly obvious that a full musical score was written for this and numbers must have been cut right and left. It didn't help too much.

The plot is similar to something Laye's American contemporary Marilyn Miller might have done on stage. Laye is a poor flower girl working in a theater in Budapest. The star Lilyan Tashman who is a wild child causes a riot and is ordered out of town. Laye agrees to go in her place and Tashman decides to hide out.

But the local lord of the place she's exiled to, Count John Boles who is also the police prefect is a bit of a rake and he's planning a little fun and frolic because he's heard of Tashman's reputation. Laye who really likes what she sees in Boles is kind of torn as to how to behave, be her good girl self or be the party animal Boles was expecting.

Leon Errol is in this film as Laye's friend and confidante and you know how bad the film is because Errol's famous drunk act takes up a lot more footage than normal. Leon Errol was a fine performer, but not in the dose we got here. Errol's comic relief becomes the show.

For those who like Eddy/MacDonald operetta even they will be bored with One Heavenly Night.

Speaking of Jeanette and Nelson, Evelyn Laye was in the original cast of Bittersweet on stage. Now if she had filmed that it would have been worth preserving.

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