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History Is Made at Night (1937)

 -  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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Bruce Vail
Ivan Lebedeff ...
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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5 March 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

...und ewig siegt die Liebe  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Trivia

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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Nearer My God To Thee
Music by Lowell Mason (1856)
Lyrics by Sarah F. Adams
Sung by passengers on the ship when it was sinking
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A sublime, transcendent romance by the great Borzage
23 November 2002 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

Frank Borzage's "History Is Made at Night" is one of the most spiritually romantic of all films and a model of how to portray a sublime, gorgeous romance on screen. Jean Arthur and Charles Boyer have never been more sublime and magical; they give some of their most luminous and warmest performances. In many ways, this is Borzage's testament: full of warmth, humanity, and tenderness.


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