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All in a Night's Work (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 22 March 1961 (USA)
Tony Ryder takes over his dead uncle's media empire while trying to keep quiet the mysterious circumstances of his death in a Palm Beach hotel room.

Director:

Joseph Anthony

Writers:

Edmund Beloin (screenplay), Maurice Richlin (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dean Martin ... Tony Ryder
Shirley MacLaine ... Katie Robbins
Cliff Robertson ... Warren Kingsley, Jr.
Charles Ruggles ... Dr. Warren Kingsley Sr. (as Charlie Ruggles)
Norma Crane ... Marge Coombs
Jack Weston ... Lasker
John Hudson ... Harry Lane
Jerome Cowan ... Sam Weaver
Gale Gordon ... Oliver Dunning
Ralph Dumke Ralph Dumke ... Baker
Mabel Albertson ... Mrs. Kingsley Sr.
Rex Evans Rex Evans ... Carter
Mary Treen ... Miss Schuster
Roy Gordon Roy Gordon ... Albright
Ian Wolfe ... O'Hara
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Storyline

Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do so they need some capital. Tony's trying to arrange a loan through his friend. He is then informed by the hotel detective of the hotel that his uncle died in, that on the night of his death, a woman, wearing only a towel, came out of his room, and ran away before the detective could catch up with her. They suspect that the Colonel was "with" her on the night he died, cause he was smiling when he died. Tony and two of his uncle's confidants are worried that not only if the bank hears of this they will not get the loan but the magazine wholesome image could be tarnished. So they ask the detective to stay around so he could identify her. What they don't know is that the woman is Katie Robbins, one of the magazine's researchers and that she entered the room by "accident". When the detective identifies ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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It's nice work - and you can get it!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

's Nachts kan van alles gebeuren See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of only six films made by leading Broadway director Joseph Anthony. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Warren Kingsley Sr. and Mrs. Kingsley visit at Katie's home the shadow of the microphone is visible on the wall. See more »

Quotes

Katie Robbins: Congratulations are in order for me. I am the ten-millionth lady to cross this bridge!
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Oh dear, looks like I'm the first negative user comment!
1 November 2008 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

The film is OK because it has two leads with great chemistry, the Technicolor is delightful and ultimately it's harmless fun to view on a dark rainy night if you are stuck for something to watch. But really the picture doesn't add up to anything outside of a time filler. Based around the Owen Elford play, it has a couple of decent sequences; witness Dean Martin at the vets and Shirley MacLaine trying to keep her modesty as she escapes from a hotel room, but the sense of cramming gags in for gags sake hinders the flow of the picture.

Both Dean Martin & Shirley MacLaine are fine here, both handsome in equal measure, while Cliff Robertson stands out a mile from the rest of the supporting cast, yet in truth, as Rom-Coms from the 60s go, this is way down on the list of must sees for prospective watchers of the genre persuasion. 4/10


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