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Night World (1932)

 |  Drama  |  5 May 1932 (USA)
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Story of the goings-on at a Prohibition-era nightclub.

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Ruth Taylor
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'Happy' MacDonald
Dorothy Revier ...
Jill MacDonald
Russell Hopton ...
Klauss
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Mrs. Rand
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Tim Washington, the Doorman
Dorothy Peterson ...
Edith Blair
Bert Roach ...
Tommy
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Ed Powell
Gene Morgan ...
Joe
Huntley Gordon ...
Jim
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
The Policeman
Arletta Duncan ...
Cigarette Girl
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Storyline

"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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Mundo Noturno  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

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The costumes of the chorus Girls in the second number (which ends act one) is reused from the "Happy Feet" number from King of Jazz (1930) See more »

Quotes

'Happy' MacDonald: Never give a sucker an even break.
Ed Powell: I never give anybody an even break.
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References Frankenstein (1931) 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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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Fun, saucy, fast-moving and short, Night World is a neat little movie from the early thirties, before Prohibition was repealed, when Hoover was still in the White House; and with a Depression still new there was yet a Gatsby mood in the cities.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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