MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 53,401 this week

A Night at the Movies (1937)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  6 November 1937 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 238 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

A man and his wife have a less-than-enjoyable time at the movies.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 128 titles
created 19 Apr 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 19 Apr 2012
 
a list of 5136 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 6 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Night at the Movies (1937)

A Night at the Movies (1937) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Night at the Movies.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx
Three Ages (1923)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The misadventures of Buster in three separate historical periods.

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton
Stars: Buster Keaton, Margaret Leahy, Wallace Beery
Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding
Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx
Wings (1927)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.

Directors: William A. Wellman, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Stars: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen
Grand Hotel I (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Greta Garbo, John Barrymore, Joan Crawford
The Milky Way (1940)
Comedy | Animation | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Three Little Kittens tie helium balloons to a basket and travel up to the Milky Way, which is filled with all the milk they can drink.

Director: Rudolf Ising
Stars: Bernice Hansen
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In this Pete Smith Specialty, Dr. Harold E. Edgerton demonstrates stroboscopic photography, which he helped develop. This process allows us to see in slow motion what happens during events ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Clarence Curtis, Harold E. Edgerton, Tex Harris
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Benchley ...
Husband
Edit

Storyline

A Husband and his Wife decide to go to the movies and check the ads in the newspaper. They discover that every theatre in town is running a double feature and one-or-the-other has already seen one of the films. They go anyway since Hubby has free tickets. But he leaves them in the car and uses his parking tickets at the theatre. It takes the entire staff to iron out the problem. Once Hubby is seated he gets a coughing fit, upsets all the audience before he goes to the lobby. He returns through the wrong door and finds himself on stage with a group of chorus girls doing a live-bit between films. All this in only eight minutes. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 November 1937 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film short is available as an extra in the Warner DVD of A Night At the Races (1937). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Night at the Movies is an amusing Robert Benchley short
12 August 2007 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

A Night at the Movies is an amusing Robert Benchley short about him and his wife having trouble knowing which way to go for their movie, getting confused about whether the tickets were for the feature or a car that's being offered in the building, having to switch seats because of a kid that keeps staring and a man ahead of them blocking the view, and a few other things that I won't reveal here. Mr. Benchley looks constantly bemused throughout and it's pretty fun seeing him flustered at every turn. This Oscar-nominated one-reel short is available on the DVD of the Marx Brothers' A Day at the Races. Worth a look for any fan of vintage short comedy.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Night at the Movies (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?