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Night World (1932)

Story of the goings-on at a Prohibition-era nightclub.

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'Happy' MacDonald
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Jill MacDonald
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Klauss
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Mrs. Rand
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Cigarette Girl
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"Happy" MacDonald and his unfaithful wife own a Prohibition era night club. On this eventful night, he is threatened by bootleggers, and the club's star dancer falls in love with a young socialite who drinks to forget a personal tragedy, among other incidents. Written by Anonymous

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Cabaret de nuit  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Universal Pictures production number 324. See more »

Quotes

Tim Washington, the Doorman: Most all them folks is starving for something, and it ain't food. They comes in here and eats and dances and hugs themselves up to a woman,and for a while they think they're happy. Then they comes out, and the world is just as cold and empty as it was before. That's real starvin', Mr. Ryan.
Officer Ryan: Why, Tim, you're a philospher.
Tim Washington, the Doorman: Am I? You don't say so. That ain't what my wife Mary says. She says I'm just a fool-talkin' old colored man.
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Featured in The Universal Story (1995) See more »

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Prisoner of Love
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Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Strange
13 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Night World (1932)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Strange Pre-Code from Universal takes place at a nightclub during the Prohibition era where the women wear very little clothes and the alcohol is running free. Outside some Pre-Code dialogue and situations the story here is rather weak because it seems the director was only wanting to show the women and booze. The film runs a very fast 56-minutes but a few of the scenes go on a bit too long even with the short running time. Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff and George Raft star. Watch for the joke aimed at James Whale's Frankenstein.


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