On an ocean liner, a nightclub singer tries to help a fellow American romance an English heiress who is being forced to return home to marry a man she doesn't love. The American must avoid ... See full summary »

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Harry Dane
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Norman Abbott ...
Radio Announcer (as Norman Abbot)
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Dr. Henry T. Dobson
Arthur Gould-Porter ...
Sir Evelyn Oakleigh (as Arthur Gould Porter)
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Mrs. Wentworth
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On an ocean liner, a nightclub singer tries to help a fellow American romance an English heiress who is being forced to return home to marry a man she doesn't love. The American must avoid his boss who is traveling on the same vessel and disguises himself as a gangster traveling with a minister who is, in fact, a disguised gangster on the lam. Written by Anonymous

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28 February 1954 (USA)  »

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It is said that Ethel Merman and Frank Sinatra did not get along well. This was the only time that they worked together. See more »

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During several scenes you can see the backdrop moving from people walking behind it. See more »

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Version of Musical Comedy Time: Anything Goes (1950) See more »

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All Through the Night
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Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Frank Sinatra
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29 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ethel Merman and Frank Sinatra make for a strange romantic coupling indeed, and they reportedly did not get along during this live television presentation, but they do make for some really good music. Ms. Merman was in her late forties when this was done, but her stage magic is in full view in this Colgate Comedy Hour production. There have been two Paramount films of this show made, in 1936 and 1956. I have seen neither of them, but the general consensus is that neither are entirely satisfactory, with the nod being given to the earlier film. This TV version has been cut to fit a one-hour time slot with commercials, but it gives you a (shortened) version of the original book. Bert Lahr is wonderful as usual as "Public Enemy 13". You can also see Sherrie North as a flapper, and TV stalwarts Lou Krugman and Barbara Morrison in small parts. The kinescope recording came from Ethel Merman's private collection and looks and sounds as reasonably good as can be expected.


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