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Everything Happens at Night (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 22 December 1939 (USA)
Two competing reporters fall in love with the daughter of a Nobel Prize winner living in hiding.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Louise
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Geoffrey Thompson
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Ken Morgan
Maurice Moscovitch ...
Dr. Hugo Norden (as Maurice Moscovich)
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Groder
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Fred Sherwood
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Gendarme
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Hilda
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Cavas
William Edmunds ...
Hotel Clerk
George Davis ...
Bellhop
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Bartender
Michael Visaroff ...
Woodcutter
Eleanor Wesselhoeft ...
Woodcutter's Wife
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Two competing reporters fall in love with the daughter of a Nobel Prize winner living in hiding.

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

22 December 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Idílio nos Alpes  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lester Matthews as "Philip" and Roger Imhof as "Judge" are in studio records/casting call lists, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Hilda: So, you're an American!
Ken Morgan: Yes.
Hilda: Are you a millionaire?
Ken Morgan: Well, a few of us aren't.
Hilda: Is it true that in America they have buildings as high as this mountain?
Ken Morgan: Oh, higher.
Hilda: Why do they build them so high?
Ken Morgan: I beg pardon?
Hilda: Why...do they build 'em...so high?
Ken Morgan: Oh! Well, that's so the people that build them and can't seem to rent them have a nice place to jump off.
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Soundtracks

The Blue Danube Waltz, Opus 314
(1867) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Background music for a skating sequence by Sonja Henie
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Non-typical Sonja Henie vehicle lands with a thud...
13 June 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Not much can be said for SONJA HENIE's attempt to show her boss Darryl F. Zanuck (whom she couldn't tolerate) that she was an actress as well as a first class skater.

Result: The dullest of all the Henie vehicles--and quite the opposite of another commentator who says "typical Sonja Henie fluff." Nothing could be farther from the truth. This is definitely not a typical Henie vehicle. It's merely a dull story of two reporters (RAY MILLAND and ROBERT CUMMINGS) who seek the truth regarding a Nobel Prize-winning author and who vie for the affections of his daughter. The humor is sparse and the incidents involving Nazis during World War II falls flat.

Sonja does get a chance to act--with less than satisfying results. Furthermore, she only gets a chance to skate once during the entire film.

Milland and Cummings are competent enough but the script is a dull affair and no one comes out of this one smelling like a rose, most of all the writers who concocted this far-fetched story.


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