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One Thrilling Night (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 5 June 1942 (USA)
Horace Jackson (John Beal) and his bride, Millie ('Wanda McKay' qv)),check into a New York City hotel room for their one-night honeymoon before he reports for induction into the arm the ... See full summary »

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Horace Jason
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Millie Jason
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Pat Callahan
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Lettie
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Frankie Saxton
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Pete Mooney
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Joe Richmond
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Duke Keesler
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Horace Jackson (John Beal) and his bride, Millie ('Wanda McKay' qv)),check into a New York City hotel room for their one-night honeymoon before he reports for induction into the arm the next day. But intruders, led by gangster Frankie Saxton (Tom Neal) and his henchmen constantly invade their privacy searching for the hidden loot stashed by fellow mobster Joe Richmond (Lynton Brent). It does not help that Horace keeps placing the "Do Not Disturb" sign on the inside of the room door. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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8-hour honeymoon---he joins the army in the morning! (original poster) See more »

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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in New York City Wednesday 25 August 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Wednesday 14 December 1949 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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Frankie Saxton: Thats's the best acting I've seen since Eddie Robinson quit making gangster pictures.
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Remade as Sikken en nat (1947) See more »

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Better Than Usual Monogram
1 October 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

I expect wartime audiences howled at this slice of WWII escapism, especially the wedding night innuendo. Happily, the 70-minutes is still fairly amusing madcap. Innocent newly-weds Horace (well-chosen name) and bride Millie can't seem to get a moment alone on their wedding night. Trouble is gangsters are after stolen loot that seems to be hidden in the couple's hotel room. So their room is like a revolving door between cops, gangsters and corpses. Good thing they're such sweet kids so we know nothing bad will really happen. Actors Beale and McKay may border at times on cutesy, but still manage to give the kids a winning turn.

The premise may not be exactly new, yet it's a lively cast and an engaged director (Beaudine!). There's that gimmick always worth a few chuckles concerning bodies that disappear before the cops arrive. So, for the kids, it's a really frustrating night in more ways than one. Note presence of notorious Hollywood bad boy Tom Neal as Frankie, the head gangster. How ironic that Horace out-punches Frankie since Neal was a formidable college boxer, as actor Franchot Tone unfortunately found out. Sure, it's another cheap Monogram production, but the script, cast, and direction make the hijinks work better than the usual. And catch the movie's very last line—a good indication of the temperature of the time.


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