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This Could Be the Night (1957)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 14 February 1958 (West Germany)
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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Bruce Cameron (as William Ogden Joyce)
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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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Esta Noite ou Nunca  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Rocco: What has you don't approve of me got to do with where is my secretary?
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Connections

Featured in Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Just You, Just Me
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Written by Jesse Greer and Raymond Klages
Performed by Ray Anthony 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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