MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,251 this week

Tonight or Never (1931)

8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 1,106 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 2 critic

A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

Director:

(as Mervyn Leroy)

Writers:

(adaptation), (adaptation) (as Frederick Hatton) , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 145 titles
created 03 Oct 2011
 
a list of 285 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 35 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Tonight or Never" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tonight or Never (1931)

Tonight or Never (1931) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tonight or Never.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Show People (1928)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A young lady from Georgia goes to Hollywood in the hopes of becoming an actress.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson
War | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

World War I ace Dick Courtney derides the leadership of his superior officer, but Courtney is soon promoted to squadron commander and learns harsh lessons about sending subordinates to their deaths.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Neil Hamilton
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Lieutenant Niki of the Austrian royal guard has a new girlfriend, Franzi. He's crazy about her and is smiling at her while on duty in the street. King Adolf and his daughter Princess Anna ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins
Night Nurse (1931)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Out of jail for a crime she did not commit, Madelon turns to prostitution and thievery to send her illegitimate son to medical school.

Director: Edgar Selwyn
Stars: Helen Hayes, Lewis Stone, Neil Hamilton
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After Florence Fallon's father dies unappreciated in the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young couple decide to marry under the condition that they agree never to disagree. That agreement is soon put to the test when the husband finds himself attracted to a beautiful young woman.

Director: Cyril Gardner
Stars: Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier, John Halliday
Blonde Crazy (1931)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Adventures of a cocky con man and his glamorous accomplice.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Louis Calhern
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Socialite Anatol Spencer seeks a better relation that he has with his wife. He sets up the friend of his youth Emilie in an apartment only to have her two-time him. He comforts the near ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Wanda Hawley
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young woman marries an older millionaire and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman on her honeymoon.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson, Edythe Chapman
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A young woman at life's crossroads is granted mystic visions of how her decisions will affect her future life.

Director: Albert Parker
Stars: Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Pauline Garon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Nella Vago
...
Jim Fletcher
Alison Skipworth ...
Marchesa Bianca San Giovanni
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Rudig
Robert Greig ...
Conrad
Warburton Gamble ...
Count Albert von Gronac
Greta Meyer ...
Emma
...
Waiter
Edit

Storyline

A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 February 1934 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Cette nuit ou jamais  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Melvyn Douglas. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Gloria Swanson (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Delightful comedy with Swanson at her peak.
10 September 2001 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

We are fortunate indeed that Milestone Films have restored this to video. It is a delightful comedy with Swanson in top form as a light comedienne and with Melvyn Douglas matching her all the way. If there had been more than three Best Actress Oscar nominees that year, Ms. Swanson might have been given a nomination for her work here. This is a "star turn" in every sense of the word. She embellishes the role with her personality, enfolds it and gives a superb performance. The 35 mm nitrate negative from which the video is struck is in "perfect condition" - almost as if it had been made yesterday. The script is a direct transfer from the play to film concerning an "unfeeling" diva who attempts to put a little zip in her life by organizing herself to have an affair. Mistaken identities and some naughty double entendres add to the fun. A film one leaves glowing with a smile on one's face. Do seek it out.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tonight or Never (1931) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?