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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Tim Washington, the Doorman
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Ed Powell
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Joe
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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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5 May 1932 (USA)  »

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Cabaret de nuit  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

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Trivia

Mae Clarke and Boris Karloff had co-starred the previous year in Frankenstein (1931). See more »

Quotes

Tim Washington, the Doorman: The wrong people always likes the wrong people.
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Prisoner of Love
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Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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A Night In New York
4 November 2001 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

Fun, saucy, fast-moving and short, Night World is a neat little movie from the early thirties, before Prohibition was repealed, when Hoover was still in the White House; and with a Depression still new there was yet a Gatsby mood in the cities.

The credits of this movie are unusual. Busby Berkeley did the choreography. Alfred Newman composed what music there is. The cast is oddball for any sort of film, but especially peculiar for this kind: Lew Ayres, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, Hedda Hopper, George Raft and Jack La Rue. Director Hobart Henley handles his material extremely well, and gives it pace and energy. There is joy, sadness, corruption, disillusionment and heartbreak in the movie, and the ending is bittersweet but not downbeat.


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