A Night to Remember (1942)





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In this film, Brian Aherne stars as a successful murder-mystery novelist, much to the dismay of his wife, Loretta Young. Young sweet-talks Aherne into moving into a Greenwich village basement, thereby hoping that he'll be inspired to write love stories. Unfortunately, their new flat is a hotbed of murderous intrigue.
Classics , Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Columbia Pictures


Brian Aherne
as Jeff Troy
Loretta Young
as Nancy Troy
Jeff Donnell
as Anne Carstairs
Gale Sondergaard
as Mrs. Devoe
William Wright
as Scott Carstairs
Sidney Toler
as Inspector Hankins
Lee Patrick
as Polly Franklin
Don Costello
as Eddie Turner
Blanche Yurka
as Mrs. Walter
James Burke
as Pat Murphy
Will Wright
as Scott Carstairs
William Benedict
as Messenger Boy
Eddie Dunn
as Mathews
George Chandler
as Taxi Driver
John Dilson
as Coroner
Cy Kendall
as Louis Kaufman
Ralph Curly
as Detective
Ralph Peters
as Taxi Driver
Garry Owen
as Mailman
William Newell
as Police Photographer
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This movie is the cutest thing ever. (wiki:) A Night to Remember is a mystery comedy film starring Loretta Young and Brian Aherne. It was directed by Richard Wallace, and is based on the novel The Frightened Stiff by Kelley Roos. A mystery writer and his wife try to solve a murder when a corpse appears in their Gay Street apartment. (Obviously now the name of the street has been ruined by the pervs of our world). Simply adorable script, but it wouldn't have worked unless it was acted out by two very charming and full of personality actors, which is what Young and Aherne are. I also greatly enjoyed how she constantly and matter-of-factly manages her husband without being bossy, in a very loving way. They are so adorable together. It's like they are the perfect couple. After I watched the film I also thought about how this is a really low budget film (if you don't count the star salaries - just actual production elements like location/set/filming), and yet it yields such a great result. So much more enjoyable than most of the big budget movies I watch every now and then today. Of course, I got completely lost on the the plot. I didn't understand all those tenants in the building were being blackmailed, I thought they were some kind of gang hiding from the police... Another reflection I had was that while Americans were producing and watching such light and fun movies, the world was moving into a particular horrific world war. Alas, nothing has changed. more reviews at: alessandrareflections.wordpress.com

Alessandra Ref
Alessandra Ref

Something a little different for the stars, a comic murder mystery. Sprightly pace and well matched costars add up to a solid film.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

it was really a night I couldnt remember... not my type of movie, boring storyline which makes it harder to follow. Fell asleep watching this couldn't keep my attention, acting is decent though.

Paul Atkinson
Paul Atkinson

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