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Night in Paradise (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 3 May 1946 (USA)
Story-teller Aesop tries to help loony King Croesus and manages to fall in love on the way.

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

George S. Hellman (novel), Emmet Lavery (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Merle Oberon ... Delarai
Turhan Bey ... Aesop
Thomas Gomez ... King Croesus
Gale Sondergaard ... Attosa
Ray Collins ... Leonides
Ernest Truex ... Scribe
George Dolenz ... Frigid Ambassador
John Litel ... Archon
Jerome Cowan ... Scribe
Douglass Dumbrille ... High Priest
Paul Cavanagh ... Cleomenes
Marvin Miller ... Scribe
Moroni Olsen ... High Priest
Richard Bailey ... Lieutenant
William 'Wee Willie' Davis ... Salabaar (as Wee Willie Davis)
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Story-teller Aesop tries to help loony King Croesus and manages to fall in love on the way.

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WALTER WANGER'S tempestuous tribute that sly old feeling! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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King Croesus: [Busy counting his gold, as Leonides walks in] And the shekels keep pouring in. Shekels and more shekels! Tribute from Tyre, tribute from Macedonia... I'll go down in history, Leonides, not only as the richest king in the world, but as a great magician: "The King who turned iron into gold."
Leonides: Iron? How so, milord?
King Croesus: Iron spears, Leonides. Rattle them loud enough, and the gold rolls in!
[Both men burst out laughing]
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Soundtracks

A Night in Paradise
Music by Frank Skinner
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
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Night in Paradise.
5 November 2012 | by RudyFuentes1See all my reviews

This film was made at the end of the war and most of the big name stars were out of Hollywood contributing, however one star that was around at the time was Merle Oberon, at 39 years of age, she had lost 15 pounds and was in excellent shape and was called to do this film. The story in itself was very poor and the film as lavished as it was with a low budget for Hollywood, but extreme for Universal at the time of 1.5 million dollars was at times boring. The only thing for fans and movie goers that kept the interest was Merle Oberon with its luxurious costumes and accessories and make up and hair dressing. The movie was a money looser for Universal, but maintains its status of a classic film for those fans of Merle Oberon and new star for Universal the male counter part. It is a film that on DVD through TCM Movie sales is a must have and should give you some entertainment. Overall the rating I am giving this film for its star and effort is a 5. Again the only thing that makes me watch it over and over is Merle Oberon.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noche en el Paraíso See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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