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One Exciting Night (1944)

A young singer meets a man who is the victim of a kidnap plot, and is assumed by the gang to be his girlfriend.

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Vera Baker
Donald Stewart ...
Michael Thorne
Mary Clare ...
Mrs. Trout
Frederick Leister ...
Hampton
Phyllis Stanley ...
Lucille
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Joe
Richard Murdoch ...
Illusionist
Mavis Villiers ...
Mabel
Peggy Anne ...
Bessie
Jeanette Redgrave ...
Ellen
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Bert Ambrose ...
Band Leader (as Ambrose)
Sidney Monckton ...
(as Sydney Monckton)
Patricia Owens
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A young singer meets a man who is the victim of a kidnap plot, and is assumed by the gang to be his girlfriend.

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Comedy | Musical

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26 July 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

You Can't Do Without Love  »

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1.37 : 1
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The best film of Vera Lynn
9 June 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Vera Lynn was a wonderful singer with a beautiful voice, with some great songs under her belt, her most famous being "We'll Meet Again". Stand corrected on having said about the number of films she did, only three of them had her in the lead role.

'One Exciting Night', out of her films where she played the lead, is the best of them and a big step up from her previous film 'Rhythm Serenade'. Richard Murdoch is rather dull and the film drags in the middle. Otherwise 'One Exciting Night' is well above average as a film that showcases Lynn as quite a capable and charming actress as well as a singer.

She sings wonderfully here, and the musical numbers while not among her best do nothing to squander her talents.

It is also the best looking of her films, the photography is pretty beautiful. The script is quite good too and balances well. The story is the least thin and contrived of her films, apart from a draggy mid-section, and also the least heavy-handed.

Lynn has a good supporting cast on the whole. Donald Stewart is a likable leading man who complements Lynn well. Frederick Leister is fun, while Cyril Smith very nearly steals the show.

All in all, Lynn's best film and quite pleasing. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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