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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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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

Anne Leeds: But I left Massachusetts because I wanted to meet new people and make new friends. Live a litte.
Tony Armotti: Not in my club.
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Soundtracks

Taking A Chance On Love
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Music by Vernon Duke
Lyrics by John La Touche and Ted Fetter
Performed by Julie Wilson
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A Surprisingly Great Discovery
21 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of those films that I wish I had seen earlier. In fact, the only reason I saw it was because it happened to be on when I turned on the television and caught my attention... so I rewound TIVO to the beginning.

I like these quaint old stories... where words like "virgin" have to be danced around. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that Ms. Leed's classroom was integrated (something unusual for period films).

This is a great story -- one that I am sure Hollywood will eventually remake. Granted, rather than a jazz club run by a former rum runner, it would be a hip-hop club run by a former drug dealer.

However, I'm not sure how they would handle the Hussein Mohammed character in the post-9/11 era.


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