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All Through the Night (1942)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 10 January 1942 (USA)
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Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.

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Vincent Sherman

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Leonard Spigelgass (screenplay), Edwin Gilbert (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Humphrey Bogart ... 'Gloves' Donahue
Conrad Veidt ... Ebbing
Kaaren Verne ... Leda Hamilton
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Donahue
Frank McHugh ... Barney
Peter Lorre ... Pepi
Judith Anderson ... Madame
William Demarest ... Sunshine
Jackie Gleason ... Starchy (as Jackie C. Gleason)
Phil Silvers ... Waiter
Wallace Ford ... Spats Hunter (as Wally Ford)
Barton MacLane ... Marty Callahan
Edward Brophy ... Joe Denning
Martin Kosleck ... Steindorff
Jean Ames ... Annabelle
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Broadway gambler Gloves Donahue wants to find who killed the baker of his favorite cheesecake. He sees nightclub singer Leda Hamilton leaving the bakery. When her boss Marty's partner Joe is murdered, Leda and her accompanist Pepi disappear. It turns out that beneath all the mystery is a gang of Nazi operatives planning to blow up a battleship in New York harbor. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Gangdom turns its gats on the Gestapo See more »


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USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

10 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A través de la noche See more »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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George Raft and Olivia de Havilland were originally assigned to the film in 1941, but Raft turned the role down. As with High Sierra (1941) and The Maltese Falcon (1941), Humphrey Bogart benefited from Raft's refusals. See more »

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The slice of cheesecake shrinks as it is brought from the kitchen to the table. See more »

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Leda Hamilton: If you only had kept out of this. You've messed up everything.
Alfred "Gloves" Donahue: I'm ashamed of myself.
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Spoofed in Slick Hare (1947) See more »

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All Through the Night
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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"Guys and Dolls" meets "The House on 92nd Street"
8 August 2006 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Humphrey Bogart and a cast of comedians and character actors make it "All Through the Night," a spy story set in New York City. Bogart plays Gloves Donahue, a bigwig in the sports world - gambler, bookie, and he likes to get tourists involved in rigged card games. His boys include Jackie Gleason, William Demarest, Phil Silvers, and Frank McHugh - a bunch of characters right out of Damon Runyon if there ever were any. When the baker who makes Gloves' favorite cheesecake is murdered, Gloves is determined to find out what happened. The trail leads to a spy ring run by sinister Conrad Veidt with assistance from Judith Anderson, her dachshund Hansel, and Peter Lorre. Lorre doubles as a pianist for a nightclub singer (Kaaren Verne) whose father is in a concentration camp and being used as leverage so she will assist the spies.

This is a fast-paced, funny film made shortly before Pearl Harbor. Its underlying message is that the Nazis aren't going to be content with a few eastern European countries; they want it all. As propaganda, it goes down easily with a terrific cast and some hilarious moments, particularly when Bogart and Demarest attend a secret meeting posing as Nazis.

The plot, of course, is preposterous, and the notes that Bogart finds in Veidt's desk are, for some reason, written in English instead of German, but none of that takes away from the enjoyment of the movie.

The performances are all excellent, but Bogart is a wonder. His no-nonsense, honest delivery and perfect timing work beautifully in comedy as well as drama.

This is a delightful movie - don't miss it.


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