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Night After Night (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 30 October 1932 (USA)
A successful ex-boxer opens a high-class speakeasy in what once was the childhood home of a formerly rich society girl.

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A successful ex-boxer opens a high-class speakeasy in what once was the childhood home of a formerly rich society girl.

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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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A shadow of the boom microphone is visible to the upper left of the front door of the speakeasy when Maudie first arrives. See more »

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Miss Mabel Jellyman: Maudie, do you believe in love at first sight?
Maudie: I don't know, but it saves an awful lot of time.
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Referenced in Breakfast in Bed (1990) See more »

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Isn't It Romantic?
Music by Richard Rodgers
Played by the band at George Raft's speakeasy
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"Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It"
26 July 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Night After Night finds George Raft as a former boxer now owner of a swank speakeasy who is looking to move up in class. A part Raft could really identify with considering his own humble circumstances.

In addition Raft is juggling three women, society girl Constance Cummings, former flapper Wynne Gibson, and the one and only Mae West.

Without Mae in this film, Night After Night would be just a routine film with nothing terribly special. But because Mae made her screen debut, the film has come down as a legend.

West is only on the screen for about 15 minutes of the film, but it's 15 unforgettable minutes. Raft is trying to acquire some culture and polish and hires Alison Skipworth to educate him in the finer arts. He brings her along to dinner with Constance Cummings to impress Cummings and Mae crashes the party.

When Paramount hired West they apparently did not know what to do with her. The part she has here as originally written is a supporting role. Remember she was a star on Broadway and wrote a lot of her own material. Mae persuaded the powers of Paramount to let her write her own lines and she wound up stealing the film.

As this was pre-Code the budding relationship of Mae to Skipworth shows more than a hint of lesbianism. As it was Mae West was quite the gay community icon, still is.

Without her, Night After Night is a routine, even substandard melodrama, with Mae it's a classic.


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