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Night World (1932)

Story of the goings-on at a Prohibition-era nightclub.

Director:

Hobart Henley

Writers:

P.J. Wolfson (story), Allen Rivkin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lew Ayres ... Michael Rand
Mae Clarke ... Ruth Taylor
Boris Karloff ... 'Happy' MacDonald
Dorothy Revier ... Jill MacDonald
Russell Hopton ... Klauss
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Rand
Clarence Muse ... Tim Washington, the Doorman
Dorothy Peterson ... Edith Blair
Bert Roach ... Tommy
George Raft ... Ed Powell
Gene Morgan ... Joe
Huntley Gordon ... Jim
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... The Policeman
Arletta Duncan ... Cigarette Girl
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Storyline

"Happy" MacDonald and his unfaithful wife own a Prohibition era night club. On this eventful night, he is threatened by bootleggers, and the club's star dancer falls in love with a young socialite who drinks to forget a personal tragedy, among other incidents. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

5 May 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mujeres que matan See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mae Clarke and Boris Karloff had co-starred the previous year in Frankenstein (1931). See more »

Quotes

Michael Rand: It seems to me that a mother has to earn her child's love and respect after their birth; not because of it.
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Connections

Featured in The Universal Story (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Prisoner of Love
(uncredited)
Music by Russ Columbo and Clarence Gaskill
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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"Alright, big shot. Turn on the heat."
26 June 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Fun, somewhat bizarre pre-coder about one night at a nightclub and the assorted people there. Worth a look for the great cast and the odd mixture of gangster movie and musical comedy. Lew Ayres plays a rich guy drowning himself in drink because his mom killed his dad. Mae Clarke plays a showgirl who helps him. The two fall in love quickly, Old Hollywood style. They have a cute chemistry. Great support from Boris Karloff, Clarence Muse, George Raft, Bert Roach, Dorothy Revier, and, hey, there's future gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. Also features a forgettable number choreographed by Busby Berkeley. Ayres is fine but upstaged by the rest of the cast, especially Clarke and Muse. It's from Universal although it seems a bit like it's trying to be a WB movie. A good way to pass an hour. There's also a Frankenstein joke, although Karloff is not in that particular scene.


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