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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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Cast

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Michael Rand
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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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5 May 1932 (USA)  »

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Mundo Noturno  »

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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

Tim Washington, the Doorman: The wrong people always likes the wrong people.
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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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Odd little film for buffs
5 October 2006 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

Poor Mae Clark was in loads of films yet is most known for getting a grapefruit in the kisser from James Cagney in 'Public Enemy.' So it's nice to see her in a part with a few more brains. She is just part of an odd mixed-salad of a cast. Some, like Boris Karloff as an awkwardly gangly night-club owner, and Bert Roach as a silly drunk, seem to be in strange waters. Others, like Lew Ayers and George Raft, get roles typical of their young careers. Though she has only one scene in this very short film, Hedda Hopper steals the show as the world's worst mother.

The only character to really warm to is The Doorman, Tim Washington (Clarence Muse). He is clearly in a horrible situation which those around pity at best and ignore at worst. So many African-American roles in the white films of the '30s are painful to watch, but Muse brings something special to this thankless part.

Cinematographer Merritt Gerstad shows an inventive eye both in the opening montage and in scenes that would otherwise be nothing to look at. And of course, we get brief Busby Berkeley numbers, which would never really work in a night club, but allowances must be made for Hollywood.


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