Night and Day (1946)


No Tomatometer score yet...

No critic reviews yet...


Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

The music and colorful life of composer Cole Porter provides the basis for this tuneful and highly fictionalized biopic. Cary Grant plays Porter.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: William Bowers, Leo Townsend, Charles Hoffman, Jack Moffitt
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 1, 2004
Warner Bros. Pictures



as Cole Porter

as Linda Lee Porter

as Himself

as Gracie Harris

as Carole Hill

as Gabrielle

as Anatole Giron

as Leon Dowling

as Bernie

as Kate Porter

as Ward Blackburn

as Omar Cole

as Bart McClelland

as Specialty dancer

as Herself

as Petey

as Specialty singer

as Clarence

as Willowsky

as Minister

as Minister's Wife

as Small Caroler

as Bartender

as Commercial Artist

as Specialty dancer

as Hansom Cab Driver

as Surgeon

as Orchestra Leader

as Assistant to Giron

as Scrub Woman

as Army Driver

as Tina's mother

as American Lieutenant

as French Lieutenant

as O'Halloran

as Secretary

as Tina's father

as Bearded Man

as Wayne Blackburn Chil...

as Woman in Theater

as Man in Theater

as Producer

as Director

as Librettist

as Newspaperman

as Yale Gentleman

as `Peaches'

as Music Publisher

as Photographer

as Headwaiter

as Orchestra Leader

as Pretty Nurse

as Callboy

as Soldier

as French Girl

as Cab Driver

as Chauffeur

as Doorman

as English Page Boy

as English Workman

as Livery Chauffeur

as Matron in Hospital

as Dance Director

as Band Leader

as Headwaiter

as Stage Manager

as Married Couple

as Bartender

as French Waiter

as Surgeon (uncredited)

as Customer

as French Waiter (uncre...

as Professor (uncredite...

as Man in Theater (uncr...

as Yale Alumni

as Couple in Hospital C...

as English Officer

as Foreign Couple

as Men in Theater

as Chorus girl

as Customer

as Chorine

as Professor
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Night and Day

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.


Critic Reviews for Night and Day

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

a notorious example of the fantasizing Hollywood freely dealt to contemporary reality, but its strength comes from the use of close to two dozen Porter songs, so that the narrative, in which Porter is always too busy with his next Broadway show to spend q

June 15, 2007

Laughably sanitized biopic.

September 13, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

July 28, 2005

Audience Reviews for Night and Day

Typical Hollywood hard sell designed to keep you from thinking too long on the fact that you're actually getting very little. So there's oodles of scantily clad dancing girls in Technicolor (in typically extravagant, over-the-top MGM Busby Berkely inspired dance numbers - which ain't bad at all = one star), lotsa close-ups of Grant (one star), and of course those unforgettable Porter songs (the only real reason to see this), used even as background music when not being used as centerpieces (one star). Its very, very shiny, but that's all.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Grant plays Cole Porter in this biography of his life. It features many of his hit songs too. If you're a fan of either Grant or Porter, you will enjoy this movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Almost total fabrication of Cole Porter's life, but you can't beat the music and even though Cary Grant is unusually stiff in the title role the rest of the cast is fun, especially Jane Wyman in one of her last light hearted and blonde roles.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Night and Day Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Night and Day on our Movie forum!