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All Through the Night (1941)

All Through the Night (1941)

All Through the Night




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Humphrey Bogart plays Gloves Donahue, a rough-hewn but essentially decent New York gambler. The Runyonesque plot gets moving when Gloves tries to find out what's holding up his favorite restaurant's daily shipment of cheesecake. Paying a call on the bakery, Gloves stumbles into a Nazi spy ring, masterminded by Conrad Veidt. Mixed up in all this is nightclub singer Kaaren Verne, whose loyalties are in question in her early scenes but who turns out to be as true-blue as the patriotic Gloves. Combining a quick wit with quicker fists, Gloves and his "mob" thwart the Nazis before they're able to skip the country. The cast is a movie buff's dream, ranging from Jane Darwell as Bogart's mom to Peter Lorre as a cynical Nazi flunkey to William Demarest, Frank McHugh, Phil Silvers and Jackie Gleason as Bogie's favorite cohorts. The film's best scene would have us believe that Bogart could confound a gang of erudite Nazis with a steady stream of Manhattan slang. One shudders to think how leaden All Through the Night would have been had George Raft accepted the role of Gloves Donahue.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Edwin Gilbert, Leonard Spigelgass
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 3, 2006
Warner Bros.


Humphrey Bogart
as Gloves Donahue
Kaaren Verne
as Leda Hamilton
Jane Darwell
as Ma Donahue
Wallace Ford
as Spats Hunter
Barton MacLane
as Marty Callahan
Martin Kosleck
as Steindorff
Jean Ames
as Annabelle
Ludwig Stossel
as Mr. Miller
Irene Seidner
as Mrs. Miller
Ben Welden
as Smitty
Edward S. Brophy
as Joe Denning
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Critic Reviews for All Through the Night

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Bogart, as retired mobster turned bigtime gambler, is easy to take.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

In spite of its slap-bang construction and its hour-and-three-quarters length, the picture does move with precision and steadily maintained suspense.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Strong acting from a superb cast make it more than watchable, though both propaganda and direction are less than inspired.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

An excellent Warner Brothers actioner from 1942.

Full Review… | July 28, 2002
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Bogart is on decent enough form and the usual suspects, including Conrad Veidt and Peter Lorre, lurk in the shadows as they often did in these vehicles.

Full Review… | March 25, 2014
Radio Times

Often-underrated director Vincent Sherman demonstrates a fine feel for the ambiance of 1940s New York, with plenty of machine-gun dialogue to spice up the proceedings.

Full Review… | March 25, 2014
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Audience Reviews for All Through the Night


This film was the bridge for Bogie between The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca and is quite an odd duck of a movie. An at times uneasy mixture of crime drama, nazi threat propaganda and comedy it is strongest in the comedy element with some of the great Warners stock company doing what they do best. You just can not beat these old films for amazing talent in even the tiniest roles. A slightly sharper focus could have made this a classic but even as is it is highly enjoyable.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

The synopsis sounds funny, but this movie is really great. It has a good cast, and an interesting story.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

All Through the Night is a sort of fun and kind of colorful story of some New York gamblers out to stop a Nazi spy cell during WWII. The whole cast is fun and Vincent Sherman's direction has a lot of film noir elements to it. I'm sure the comedic elements were hilarious at the time but something in the punchline must've eroded in the near 70 years since All Through the Night came out. Its a fun and entertaining movie but it doesn't exactly fall into the required viewing category of Humphrey Bogart's body of work.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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