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This Could Be the Night (1957)

 -  Comedy  -  21 March 1958 (Finland)
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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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Mr. Shea - Landlord
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Bruce Cameron (as William Ogden Joyce)
James Todd ...
Mr. Hallerby
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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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21 March 1958 (Finland)  »

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Esta Noite ou Nunca  »

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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 »

Quotes

Tony Armotti: What do you mean hiring a girl like that?
Waxie London: What do you mean what do I mean hiring a girl like that?
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References Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) See more »

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Mambo Cambo
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Music by Pete Rugolo
Performed by Ray Anthony and His Orchestra
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A Surprisingly Great Discovery
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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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