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

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Ruth Taylor
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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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Edith Blair
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Tommy
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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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1.37 : 1
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Universal Pictures production number 324. See more »

Quotes

Ed Powell: How are ya, Daisy?
Daisy: Oh, I can't complain.
Ed Powell: But I bet you do.
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Featured in Girl 27 (2007) 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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Nice work by all in unheralded little film
27 May 2007 | by (Glendale, CA) – See all my reviews

Yes, it's a cheap versions of GRAND HOTEL, but I think it works just fine. I'm going to disagree with some previous reviewers: I think Karloff is marvelous as the club owner, bringing a fierceness and bravado to it that others would lack. The rest of the cast is also good: Ayres, Marsh and Muse all register strongly. Hedda Hopper is indeed amazing as the bad mother. And George Raft stands out in his small part. A little of it is creaky and dated, but overall, I thought the camera-work was fluid and fine, the story moved fast and the characters were well-written. Nice little Busby Berkeley number near the top, too. Well worth checking out.


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