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A Night to Remember (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery, Romance | 10 December 1942 (USA)
A mystery writer and his newlywed wife move into a Greenwich Village apartment and find themselves with a corpse and a half dozen red herrings.

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A woman rents a gloomy basement apartment in Greenwich Village, thinking it will provide the perfect atmosphere for her mystery writer husband to create his next book. They soon find themselves in the middle of a real-life mystery when a corpse turns up in their apartment. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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THE MOST MIRTHFUL MURDER MYSTERY IN YEARS! (original print ad-all caps)


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In one scene, Brian Aherne takes a burning roast out of an oven. The music Werner R. Heymann composed for this scene was used many years later for You Bet Your Life (1950) as the theme played whenever the wheel of fortune is being spun by a contestant. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Troy aka Jeff Yort: You don't want a husband who's a coward, do you?
Nancy Troy: I'm not particular. I just want a husband!
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Spoofed in A Night to Dismember (1983) See more »

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March of the Wooden Soldiers
(uncredited) (1903)
Composed by Victor Herbert
Several bars are heard in the scene with the rapier.
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'Thin Man' Wannabes
9 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This wasn't as good as advertised, at least in my opinion. It was still fairly entertaining.

This movie was a "Thin Man" wannabe with a husband-and-wife team (Brian Aherene and Loretta Young, romancing, making smart remarks and solving a murder mystery.

Some of the remarks might have been funny or clever 65 years ago but they appear dated and not as good today. And, all the "darlings" mouthed during the film got annoying. It sounds so affected nowadays.

It wasn't a big-name cast but it was an interesting one with the always-mysterious Gale Sondegaard and Sidney Toler of Charlie Chan fame. Others were Jeff Donnell, William Wright, Donald McBride, Lee Patrick, Don Costello and Richard Gaines.

It might have been "A Night To Remember" but it wasn't a movie to remember.


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