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All in a Night's Work -- Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do so they need some capital.


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22 March 1961 (USA) See more »
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Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dean Martin ... Tony Ryder

Shirley MacLaine ... Katie Robbins

Cliff Robertson ... Warren Kingsley, Jr.

Charles Ruggles ... Dr. Warren Kingsley Sr. (as Charlie Ruggles)

Norma Crane ... Marge Coombs

Jack Weston ... Lasker
John Hudson ... Harry Lane
Jerome Cowan ... Sam Weaver

Gale Gordon ... Oliver Dunning
Ralph Dumke ... Baker

Mabel Albertson ... Mrs. Kingsley Sr.
Rex Evans ... Carter
Mary Treen ... Miss Schuster
Roy Gordon ... Albright

Ian Wolfe ... O'Hara
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gertrude Astor ... Shopper (uncredited)
Eugene Borden ... Waiter (uncredited)
Kathryn Card ... Dowager (uncredited)
Robert Carson ... Maitre d' (uncredited)
James De Closs ... Boy Holding Hands (uncredited)
Anthony De Mario ... Captain of Waiters (uncredited)

Richard Deacon ... Fur Salesman (uncredited)
John Diggs ... George - Owner (uncredited)
Glenn Dixon ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Amy Douglass ... Dowager (uncredited)
Charles Evans ... Colonel Ryder (uncredited)

Dolores Faith ... Girl Holding Hands (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Shopper (uncredited)
Donald Foster ... Doctor (uncredited)
Gavin Gordon ... Mr. Carruthers (uncredited)

Reed Hadley ... General Pettiford (uncredited)
William Lally ... Herman - 'Manager' (uncredited)
John Lawrence ... Joe Kowalski (uncredited)
Harriet E. MacGibbon ... Dowager (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Elevator Starter (uncredited)
Carlyle Mitchell ... Manager of Hotel (uncredited)
James Noah ... Boy Holding Hands (uncredited)
Ezelle Poule ... Dowager (uncredited)
Florence Ravenel ... Matron (uncredited)
Myrna Ross ... Girl at Sand Dune (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... Policeman (uncredited)
Yuki Shimoda ... Kim (uncredited)
Rosemarie Stack ... Tony's Blonde 'Friend' (uncredited)

Joan Staley ... Blonde (uncredited)
Mike Steele ... Slicker (uncredited)

Dick Wessel ... Janitor (uncredited)
Johnstone White ... Kirby Hackett (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Anthony 
Writing credits
Edmund Beloin (screenplay) &
Maurice Richlin (screenplay) and
Sidney Sheldon (screenplay)

Margit Veszi (story)

Owen Elford (play "All In a Night's Work")

Produced by
Joseph H. Hazen .... producer
Paul Nathan .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Original Music by
André Previn  (as Andre Previn)
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Howard A. Smith  (as Howard Smith)
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Arthur Krams 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
Richard Blaydon .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel McCauley .... assistant director (as Daniel J. McCauley)
Sound Department
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Gene Merritt .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Editorial Department
Warren Low .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Crew believed to be complete

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94 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

During the scene where Shirley MacLaine tries to get away from Dean Martin's advances in his apartment, they fought so ferociously during shooting that they ripped the highly expensive mink coat.See more »
Boom mic visible: When Dr. Warren Kingsley Sr. and Mrs. Kingsley visit at Katie's home the shadow of the microphone is visible on the wall.See more »
Katie Robbins:Congratulations are in order for me. I am the ten-millionth lady to cross this bridge!See more »


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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Charming "Rat-Pack" Comedy, 6 November 2006
Author: mdm-11 from United States

Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine are teamed in a charming romantic comedy reminiscent of the Day/Huson outings. Martin is the playboy heir to a family fortune, who owes his life to MacLaine, who saves him from drowning in a swimming pool. A series of coincidences make everyone believe the young beauty was "involved" with Martin's rich uncle, who mysteriously passed on in his hotel room. Who can blame anyone's wicked thoughts, when MacLaine apparently escaped the old millionaire's room wearing nothing but a bath towel.

This is pure Hollywood fun, complete with that special dose of naughtiness, briefly popular during the early 60s, until that sort of comedy was again frowned upon as tasteless. Enjoy the two Rat-Packers (Martin and MacLaine) in a bit of lavish escapism from Paramount Studio's Golden Age!

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