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Night Waitress (1936)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  18 December 1936 (USA)
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Helen Roberts, who's on probation, goes back to work as a waitress at Torre's Fish Palace, a San Francisco waterfront dive. The customers are low characters trying to make time with Helen ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margot Grahame ...
Helen Roberts
Gordon Jones ...
Martin Rhodes
Vinton Hayworth ...
George Skinner (as Vinton Haworth)
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Dorn - a Henchman (as Marc Laurence)
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Torre - Cafe Owner
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Mario Rigo (as Donald Barry)
Otto Yamaoka ...
Fong - Martin's Servant
Paul Stanton ...
District Attorney
Arthur Loft ...
Borgum
Walter Miller ...
Police Inspector
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Helen Roberts, who's on probation, goes back to work as a waitress at Torre's Fish Palace, a San Francisco waterfront dive. The customers are low characters trying to make time with Helen and ex-rum runners trying to make a dishonest dollar. Some of the latter, including Helen's unwelcome suitor Martin Rhodes, are after a mysterious, valuable hidden "cargo"; when violence erupts, Helen finds herself innocently involved, and is soon on the run from both cops and crooks. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The drama of a girl who fought for romance in a night-hawk café, where life and pulses quickens as a city sleeps. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Barbara Pepper is listed in a modern source as an actress in the role of "Blonde" in this movie, but she was not seen. See more »

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The Monkeys Have No Tails in Zamboanga
(uncredited)
(also called "The Monkeys Have No Tails in Ethiopia")
Written by Don Raye, Vic Schoen, Jerry Seelen and Hy Zaret
Sung a cappella by Gordon Jones
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The title suggests Edward Hopper ...
4 July 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

... But the movie is pure Lew Landers.

Margot Graham is exotic as the title character. Her acting, at least here, isn't very interesting. But she has a tough yet intelligent look.

Graham is a woman on parole. She is working as -- yes: a waitress. And in a waterfront dive.

The rest is stock criminals. We have a stock romance. We have a boat and an Asian helper. None of the actors in these roles made much impression on me.

It isn't really bad. (And some Landers films reality ARE bad.) It's just routine. We've seen essentially the same movie many, many times. But Graham makes this one stand out.


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