GenreComedy Music directorAndre Previn CountryUnited States
Release date1961 (1961) WriterEdmund Beloin (screenplay), Maurice Richlin (screenplay), Sidney Sheldon (screenplay), Margit Veszi (story), Owen Elford (play) CastDean 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) Similar moviesVacation, Youth, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Wife vs. Secretary, The Way Way Back, Sense and Sensibility
TaglineIt's nice work - and you can get it!
All in a Night's Work is a 1961 romantic screwball comedy starring Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, and directed by Joseph Anthony.
Tony Ryder's uncle, the wealthy owner of a newspaper, has just died. The young playboy Tony inherits the paper but is left with a board of directors that thinks he's unsuited for the task, plus a hotel detective who thinks Tony should know about a girl who was seen running away from his uncle's Palm Beach hotel room, wearing nothing but a Turkish towel and an earring, on the night of his death.
Tony discovers that the young lady in question, Katie Robbins, is employed in his own research department. The board decrees that he must send in the detective to watch her and head off any attempts at blackmail. But the more time Tony spends trying to get Katie to open up about what her relationship to his uncle was, the less he cares. Complications ensue in the form of Ms. Robbins's fiancé—he's a strait-laced veterinarian—and the board's insistence that Katie be silenced at all costs.
Dean Martin as Tony Ryder
Shirley MacLaine as Katie Robbins
Cliff Robertson as Warren Kingsley, Jr.
Charles Ruggles as Dr. Warren Kingsley, Sr. (billed as Charlie Ruggles)