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After Tonight (1933)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 10 November 1933 (USA)
While romancing a beautiful Russian countess, a captain in the Austrian intelligence service is assigned to capture "K-14", a clever spy who has so far managed to remain undetected. What ... See full summary »

Director:

George Archainbaud

Writers:

Jane Murfin (screen play), Albert S. Le Vino (screen play) (as Albert Shelby LeVino) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Constance Bennett ... Carla Vanirska, aka K-14 and Karen Schöntag
Gilbert Roland ... Capt. Rudolf 'Rudy' Ritter
Edward Ellis ... Maj. Lieber
Sam Godfrey Sam Godfrey ... Franz
Lucien Prival ... Lt. Erlich
Mischa Auer ... Agent Lehan
Ben Hendricks Jr. Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Sgt. Probert
Leonid Snegoff Leonid Snegoff ... Pvt. Muller
Evelyn Carter Carrington Evelyn Carter Carrington ... Frau Stengel
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While romancing a beautiful Russian countess, a captain in the Austrian intelligence service is assigned to capture "K-14", a clever spy who has so far managed to remain undetected. What the captain doesn't know is that he is actually closer to the spy than he realizes. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Two lovers you'll never forget.....SHE a spy....knowing him to be her enemy. HE knowing her only as a woman..lovely, desirable...One Night of Ecstacy! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film failed at the box office, resulting in a loss to RKO of $100,000 (nearly $2M in 2019) according to studio records. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: FOREWARD

While nations have armies and navies, while there is greed, hatred and selfish ambition among men, there will be work for and great need of the Spy.

While others receive the plaudits of those they have saved, the spy risks his or her all and lives or dies without glory. See more »

Soundtracks

Buy a Kiss
(uncredited)
Words and Music by Val Burton and Will Jason
Sung by Constance Bennett in a cabaret
Reprised by her in a cafe
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Pretty sappy....especially at the end.
3 February 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"After Tonight" is a rather heavy-handed and sappy love story--the type that, thankfully, died off a long time ago. Constance Bennett plays a Mata Hari-type woman. She's spying for the Russians during WWI and is posing as an Austrian nurse. Gilbert Roland plays an Austrian spy smasher--a guy whose job is to locate and liquidate spies like her. However, two VERY mismatched pair ends up falling in love. Now this is all a bit hard to believe and melodramatic, but it COULD have worked. However, at the end, when she is discovered, the film degenerates into a juvenile mess--where a silly tacked on happy ending occurs even though it defies logic and ruins the film with sickening sentimentality. Even if Bennett and Roland gave it their best, this poorly written film was destined to be a silly mess...which it is. If it sounds like I really, really hated the film, you are right--mostly because the ending left me feeling like I'd wasted my time.

Incidentally, about a decade after this film, Bennett and Roland married. They didn't stay married, but they married.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

10 November 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woman Spy See more »

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Budget:

$355,000 (estimated)
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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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