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History Is Made At Night

History Is Made At Night (1937)

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Release Date: Mar 5, 1937 Wide

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History is Made at Night has been described as a romantic tragedy, which it indeed is, up to a point. The film begins deceptively in screwball-comedy fashion with socialite Jean Arthur and handsome head waiter Charles Boyer "meeting cute." But there's nothing cute about Arthur's estranged husband, shipbuilder Colin Clive. Insanely jealous, Clive arranges for the ship on which his wife and her lover are travelling to hit an iceberg--then, aghast at what he has done, Clive commits suicide. As the

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One of the silliest and therefore most magnetic of all '30s romantic melodramas.

February 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

A type of unbelievable melodrama that went out of fashion ages ago.

September 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

History Is Made at Night is a patchwork quilt genre bender that stands as one of Frank Borzage's supreme achievements.

July 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for History Is Made At Night

what an odd film that covers every genre from romantic comedy to thriller to heavy melodrama to disaster film! the lovely jean arthur has great chemistry with her dashing leading man charles boyer, but their love is thwarted by her dastardly, and psychotically jealous, ex-husband colin clive. the original dr frankenstein died shortly after this film was completed
March 7, 2012
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Stella Dallas

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This is a very interesting movie because it combines so many different elements of different genres, but it gets to be too much, and I really didn't like the ending.
September 18, 2010
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