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Night After Night (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 30 October 1932 (USA)
A successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl, who doesn't know about his past. Complications ensue when some ex-girlfriends from his boxing days show up.

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A successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl, who doesn't know about his past. Complications ensue when some ex-girlfriends from his boxing days show up.

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Danger Lurks - Romance Flames - Excitement Plays in Joe Anton's Place "Night after Night" See more »

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Noite Após Noite  »

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Feature film debut of Mae West. George Raft (Joe Anton) also appeared with her in her final film, Sextette (1978). See more »

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Joe Anton: If I was a pirate and I had you on my ship, I wouldn't throw you to the crew.
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Referenced in Breakfast in Bed (1990) See more »

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Everyone Says I Love You
Music by Bert Kalmar
Played by the band at George Raft's speakeasy
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Under-rated package of rare delights!
11 June 2000 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

I was expecting a lousy film whose only value was as the debut film of Mae West - I mean Leonard calls it a "crashing bore"! But what I got was a delightful film, excellently acted by all, with a profound theme and great dialogue. It is a film about dissatisfaction - all the characters are unhappy with their lot and desperately grasping for change. George Raft, the slick gangster, wants an education and true love. Constance Cummings also wants true love, although she thinks she wants security. And Alison Skipworth wants the wild life instead of school teacher drudgery. Only Mae West seems happy with her place as a man-devouring cosmetician.

This film is not a comedy - although it has many hilarious scenes (wait until you see West and Skipworth in bed together!). It is a frank and insightful drama, very risque and dangerously sexual. George Raft is unusually sensitive, Constance Cummings outstanding and Alison Skipworth dazzling. The supporting cast is also fine - led by the incomparable Mae West. A rare treat from the early 1930's.


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