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History Is Made at Night (1937)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  5 March 1937 (USA)
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Divorcee Irene Vail falls for a charming Parisian, but her insanely jealous ex-husband will do anything to get her back...

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Paul Dumond
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Irene Vail
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Cesare
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Michael Browsky
George Meeker ...
Mr. Norton
Lucien Prival ...
Private Detective
George Davis ...
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The obsessive and jealous shipowner Bruce Vail does not accept the divorce his wife Irene Vail achieved in London, and he hires his driver Michael Browsky to forge adultery with Irene in Paris to make the decree null. However, she is rescued by the headwaiter Paul Dumond, who punches Michael and locks Bruce and his private eyes in a locker, and they spend a wonderful night together in the restaurant Chateau Bleu, where Paul and his best friend Chef Cesare work, and they fall in love for each other. Meanwhile, Bruce kills Michael and blackmails Irene, blaming Paul and forcing her to return with him to New York. But Paul does not give up on Irene, and moves to New York with Cesare trying to find her love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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...und ewig siegt die Liebe  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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The Hindenburg is mentioned as (successfully) completing a transatlantic trip, with the husband on board. This movie was released (USA) March 5, 1937. The Hindenburg disaster occurred on May 6, 1937. It never made that return flight to Europe. See more »

Quotes

Bruce Vail: [referring to a painting of Irene] Well, what do you think of your portrait? I had it painted from a cherished photograph, and I'm going to hang it in the royal suite of The Princess Irene.
Irene Vail: By the neck until it dies?
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Soundtracks

Nearer My God To Thee
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Music by Lowell Mason (1856)
Lyrics by Sarah F. Adams
Sung by passengers on the ship when it was sinking
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Maddeningly romantic
13 October 2002 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Fairly sharp mixture of comedy, romance and melodrama has an American woman in Paris falling for the charming head-waiter in a posh French restaurant; later, after returning to the States (and to her abusive husband), she chances to meet the dashing Frenchman again. Sparkling first-half is either enhanced or destroyed by heavy drama in the second-act, depending on your viewpoint. However the film affects you, the finale aboard a sinking cruise ship certainly boasts showmanship! I caught this in a romantic mood, so I enjoyed it; any other day of the week, I might've taken a glimpse and passed.

*** from ****


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