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This Could Be the Night (1957)

Jean Simmons (a school teacher) takes a secretarial job in a nightclub. The two club owners quibble about a lot, including her. Unfortunately, she develops an interest for the partner who disapproves of her employment at the club.

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Jean Simmons (a school teacher) takes a secretarial job in a nightclub. The two club owners quibble about a lot, including her. Unfortunately, she develops an interest for the partner who disapproves of her employment at the club.

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14 February 1958 (West Germany)  »

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In a separately filmed trailer, columnist Earl Wilson and actress Julie Wilson talk to each other and tell the audience about the film. See more »

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Master of Ceremonies at Cooking Contest: Tell me, my dear, are you enjoying our contest?
Patsy St. Clair: Go away!
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References Dames (1934) See more »

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This Could be the Night
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Julie Wilson (uncredited) with Ray Anthony (uncredited) and his Orchestra
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Charmingly unconvincing
11 January 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Jean Simmons never performed without vanity. Even here as a struggling sophisticate (a schoolteacher who takes a part-time secretarial job in a "sleazy" nightclub run by guys named Tony and Rocco), Simmons is coiffed to the gills and everything about her breathes Park Avenue. This inconsequential drama-lite is peopled with lovable low-lifes and features a smoky but mostly scrubbed-clean hot-spot at its center, yet the energy and fake-pizazz may win you over. Paul Douglas and Tony Francisosa work well together as co-managers of the club, and Simmons (nicknamed "Baby"!) is tolerable as the intellectual who improves their personalities. Good supporting cast includes Neile Adams (looking like a cross between Carol Haney and a young Liza Minnelli) as Joan Blondell's daughter, and Julie Wilson as a torchy singer who comes on like Patti Page. Robert Wise directed, under the usual MGM gloss. **1/2 from ****


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