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Night After Night (film)

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Director  Archie Mayo
Costume design  Walter Plunkett
Country  United States
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Language  English
Night After Night (film) movie poster
Release date  October 30, 1932 (1932-10-30)
Writer  Louis Bromfield (story), Kathryn Scola (continuity), Vincent Lawrence
Genres  Drama, Black-and-white, Romance Film
Cast  George Raft (Joe Anton), Constance Cummings (Miss Jerry Healy), Wynne Gibson (Iris Dawn), Mae West (Maudie Triplett), Alison Skipworth (Miss Mabel Jellyman), Roscoe Karns (Leo)
Similar movies  Scarface, Miller's Crossing, A River Runs Through It, Bonnie and Clyde, Last Man Standing, Robin and the 7 Hoods

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Night After Night is a 1932 American Pre-Code drama film starring George Raft, Constance Cummings, and Mae West in her first movie role. Others in the cast include Wynne Gibson, Alison Skipworth, Roscoe Karns, Louis Calhern, and Bradley Page. Directed by Archie Mayo, it was adapted for the screen by Vincent Lawrence and Kathryn Scola, based on the Cosmopolitan magazine story Single Night by Louis Bromfield, with West allowed to contribute to her lines of dialogue.


Night After Night (film) movie scenes

Although Night After Night is not a comedy, it has many comedic moments, especially with the comic relief of West, who plays a supporting role in her screen debut. West portrays a fictionalized version of Texas Guinan and the film remains primarily remembered as the launching pad for her career. Raft campaigned to cast his friend and former employer Guinan herself but the studio opted for West since she was nine years younger. Raft believed that the part would have launched a major film career for Guinan, which proved to be the case for West instead. (West was reportedly a fan of Guinan and incorporated some of the flamboyant Guinan's ideas into her own acts).

Night After Night (film) movie scenes


Night After Night (film) movie scenes

Joe Anton (Raft) is a speakeasy owner who falls in love with socialite Miss Healy (Cummings). He takes lessons in high-class mannerisms from Mrs. Jellyman (Skipworth). Joe does not know that Miss Healy only pays attention to him because he lives in the fancy apartment that her family lost in the Wall Street Crash of 1929. Joe decides to instead pursue his old flame Iris Dawn (Gibson) just as Miss Healy begins to genuinely fall in love with him.


Night After Night (film) movie scenes
  • George Raft as Joe Anton
  • Constance Cummings as Miss Jerry Healy
  • Wynne Gibson as Iris Dawn
  • Mae West as Maudie Triplett
  • Alison Skipworth as Miss Mabel Jellyman
  • Roscoe Karns as Leo
  • Louis Calhern as Dick Bolton
  • Bradley Page as Frankie Guard
  • Al Hill as Blainey
  • Harry Wallace as Jerky
  • George Templeton as Patsy
  • Marty Martyn as Malloy
  • Tom Kennedy as Tom (the bartender)
  • Accolades

    The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:

  • 2005: AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes:
  • Cloakroom Girl: "Goodness, what beautiful diamonds!"
  • References

    Night After Night (film) Wikipedia
    Night After Night (film) IMDb Night After Night (film)