5.6/10
72
5 user

Las Vegas Nights (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 28 March 1941 (USA)
A vaudeville act inherits an old, beat-up building and decides to try to turn it into a hip new nightclub.

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ship Ahoy (1942)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Miss Winters is a dancer with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and is asked to secretly transport a prototype magnetic mine to Puerto Rico. She thinks that she is working for the US Government, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Eleanor Powell, Red Skelton, Bert Lahr
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

With their employer bankrupt, servants scheme to marry maid Millie to a rich husband. But Frank Sinatra lives across the street...

Director: Tim Whelan
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Jack Haley, Frank Sinatra
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When Charlie's old friend from Scotland Yard is murdered when they attend a police convention in New York, Chan picks up the case he was working on.

Director: Harry Lachman
Stars: Sidney Toler, Marjorie Weaver, Robert Lowery
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A police inspector, nearing retirement, tracks a serial killer who is terrorizing New York.

Director: Brian G. Hutton
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway, David Dukes
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An innocent bank teller, suspected of embezzlement, is aided by an eccentric, wisecracking waiter.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra
Man's Castle (1933)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Bill takes Trina into his depression camp cabin. Later, just as he finds showgirl LaRue who will support him, Trina becomes pregnant.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young, Marjorie Rambeau
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Charlie Reader is a successful theater agent. He is also successful with young ladies. One day he is visited by his old friend Joe, married with three children. Joe falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Beverly Ross moderates an 5:30 am radio show with swing music, dedicated to the local servicemen. Two buddies of her brother have a chance to meet her and both fall in love. One of them is ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Ann Miller, William Wright, Dick Purcell
Comedy | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Chicago, during the Prohibition, two rival gangs compete for control of the city's rackets.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr.
Step Lively (1944)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic. Chaos increases when playwright Glen ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Whelan
Stars: Frank Sinatra, George Murphy, Adolphe Menjou
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Director: George Sidney
Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Through a series of misunderstandings, Bert becomes innocently involved with his boss' wife.

Director: Jules White
Stars: Bert Wheeler, Christine McIntyre, Margie Liszt
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Phil Regan ...
Bert Wheeler ...
Constance Moore ...
Norma Jennings
Virginia Dale ...
Patsy Grant
Lillian Cornell ...
Mildred Jennings
Betty Brewer ...
Katy
Hank Ladd ...
Hank Bevis
Henry Kolker ...
William Stevens Sr.
Francetta Malloy ...
Gloria Stafford
William 'Red' Donahue ...
'Red' Donahue (as Red Donahue)
...
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra ...
Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra (as Tommy Dorsey Orchestra)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Bletcher ...
Horse (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A member of a New York City vaudeville troupe inherits property in Las Vegas and, upon arrival, is thrown in jail for bringing livestock into Nevada without a license. THe livestock consists of a crate of pigeons---trained birds with which one of the girls does her variation of a fan dance. Upon release, they learn the property is a ramshackle building, but decide to make a nightclub out of it. Hitting the jackpot in one of the casinos provides the needed money...but many, many complications ensue. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

SWING-TOWN! SONG-TOWN! LAUGH-TOWN!...where nights are 24 hours long and fun never ends! (ORIGINAL POSTER) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 March 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Canção ao Amanhecer  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This musical was Frank Sinatra's movie debut. His appearance, singing "I'll Never Smile Again" with Tommy Dorsey's band, was uncredited. See more »

Connections

Featured in My Music: The Big Band Years (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Shadow Waltz
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Danced (the "Dove Dance") by Virginia Dale
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Haunted by the ghost of Robert Woolsey
11 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though many seem to view this now as a Dorsey/Sinatra effort, the top billed man in the film was Bert Wheeler, so he was the one the audiences were coming to see. The Wheeler/Woolsey partnership is now an acquired taste (thank you TCM for giving me the chance to acquire it!), though in the 30's they were one of the top ranked comedy duos. But their humor was more risqué than other teams of the times, so their films didn't get a chance to find new audiences through TV replay.

According to the filmography this is Bert Wheeler's second solo effort after the death of Woolsey. His role here has grown up a bit: he's now a married man instead of a young lover, but his charm still has the same boyish quality as in his previous films.

But the interesting thing for those who have seen the previous films is to note how much the writers here must have had Woolsey still in mind. Hank Ladd serves as Bert's foil in this film and tries to put his own stamp on the part by being slick and oily, but one can easily imagine Woolsey delivering the lines, and his style and timing fitting them better.

If you've seen many of the W/W films then you'll also notice the re-use of a number of their old routines, though Ladd isn't the partner in all of them. It's interesting to see them pop up, and note the alterations.

Wheeler has good chemistry with Virginia Dale, and also with Moore and Cornell. Their song "Mary Mary Quite Contrary" is a pleasure. And Dale's "Dove Dance" is a hoot (sic).

Connie Haines joined the Dorsey band at about the same time that Sinatra did. This may be her first film appearance: it predates anything else currently listed in IMDb. She's a charmer, singing (uncredited) on "The Trombone Man Is The Best Man In The Band".

.... Which tune also has the obligatory Buddy Rich solo.

No, not the best of Woolsey's work, nor particularly inspired Dorsey, but still pleasant enough viewing.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
VCR or DVD rmcanally41
Frankie and Bing meet! kevintdoherty
Discuss Las Vegas Nights (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?