One Embarrassing Night (1930)

Rookery Nook (original title)
A husband tries to hide a runaway girl from his wife and mother-on-law.


Tom Walls


W.P. Lipscomb, Ben Travers (play) | 1 more credit »


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Complete credited cast:
Ralph Lynn Ralph Lynn ... Gerald Popkiss
Tom Walls ... Clive Popkiss
Winifred Shotter Winifred Shotter ... Rhoda Marley
Mary Brough Mary Brough ... Mrs. Leverett
Robertson Hare Robertson Hare ... Harold Twine
Ethel Coleridge Ethel Coleridge ... Mrs. Twine
Griffith Humphreys Griffith Humphreys ... Mr. Putz
Doreen Bendix Doreen Bendix ... Poppy Dickey
Margot Grahame ... Clara Popkiss


"Gerald Popkiss decided to go on a rest cure for a few days, his wife to join him at a later date. His sister-in-law, Mrs. Twine, the "mothering kind", had decided that he should stay in a lovely little cottage near her-of course, he would need care and attention, although Gerald was ungrateful enough not to appreciate her kindly interest. Gerald's cousin Clive was there to greet him on his arrival, but the trouble commenced soon after he left. A decidedly intriguing surprise awaited him on his return from the garage. Sitting gracefully on the table was a beautiful girl- clad in pyjamas. The sophisticated, though harmless Gerald , was struck literally dumb. Rhoda, that was the damsel's name, explained the reason for her unseemly attire and presence in the house. It was very unnerving. Her cruel stepfather had turned her out into the night and a (sic) she had nowhere to go, the open door of the cottage seemed an invitation to enter. Things went swimmingly until the charming ... Written by WesternOne1

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Release Date:

21 June 1930 (USA) See more »

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One Embarrassing Night See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first film shown at Edinburgh's art deco cinema The New Victoria, later known as the Odeon. The film opened on August 25th 1930, the very day that Sean Connery was born only a mile away. See more »


Remade as Rookery Nook (1970) See more »

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