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Remember Last Night? (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 28 October 1935 (USA)
After a night of wild partying at a friend's house, a couple wake up to discover the party's host has been murdered in his bed. A detective is called in to investigate, but his ... See full summary »

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Penny Whitridge
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Fred Flannagan
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Faronea
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Professor Jones
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After a night of wild partying at a friend's house, a couple wake up to discover the party's host has been murdered in his bed. A detective is called in to investigate, but his investigation is hampered by the fact that the partiers drank so much the previous night, nobody remembers anything that happened. Written by Anonymous

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The song "Remember Last Night" by Sam Coslow was published but not used. See more »

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After the party members fire at the boat, a crew member declares "enemy off the starboard bow". The shoot was fired from the shore, which was to port. See more »

Quotes

Carlotta Milburn: I feel like the bride of Frankenstein.
Tony Milburn: Thanks a lot.
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References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Lookie Lookie Lookie, Here Comes Cookie
(1935) (uncredited)
(from Love in Bloom (1935))
Music and Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung a cappella by the party guests
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Strikingly dark comedy-mystery
5 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Report from Cinesation 2006: REMEMBER LAST NIGHT? (****) The notes suggested that James Whale sold this idea to Universal by comparing it to The Thin Man-- but it's The Thin Man as written by Evelyn Waugh, a tale of bright young things drinking and partying fast enough to keep despair at bay, and a reminder that Whale belonged to the same generation of artists formed by World War I who produced things like The Sun Also Rises and Goodbye To All That.

A group of young friends party the night away on a series of amazing Art Deco sets, and when they wake up in the morning, one of them has been murdered. As the mystery-plot mechanics take over, it loses some of its brittle, dark charm, relying on Arthur Treacher in the Thesiger part as a mordant butler for laughs. But at its best this is one of the most striking comedies of the 30s, energetic and gay (in the old sense-- mostly) and often very funny, yet worldly and almost bleak at the same time. If only the solution of the mystery could have paid off the film's tone thematically. The collector's print shown, incidentally, was 16mm, but could have been 35mm for how beautifully it showed off the film's remarkable sets.


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