All Through the Night (1942)

107 mins | Comedy-drama | 10 January 1942

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HISTORY

A press release dated 14 May 1941 included in the file on the film at the AMPAS Library announced that George Raft and Olivia De Havilland were to star in the film. When Raft turned down the part, Humphrey Bogart was cast instead. A 10 Apr 1941 HR news item notes that Marlene Dietrich was also considered as Raft's co-star. Conrad Veidt was borrowed from M-G-M for the part of "Ebbing." Some reviews erroneously list Barton MacLane's role as "Max Calucci" instead of "Marty Callahan." In 1991, some colorized shots of Bogart, taken from this film, were used in a Diet Coca Cola commercial, integrated with newly shot footage of singer Elton ... More Less

A press release dated 14 May 1941 included in the file on the film at the AMPAS Library announced that George Raft and Olivia De Havilland were to star in the film. When Raft turned down the part, Humphrey Bogart was cast instead. A 10 Apr 1941 HR news item notes that Marlene Dietrich was also considered as Raft's co-star. Conrad Veidt was borrowed from M-G-M for the part of "Ebbing." Some reviews erroneously list Barton MacLane's role as "Max Calucci" instead of "Marty Callahan." In 1991, some colorized shots of Bogart, taken from this film, were used in a Diet Coca Cola commercial, integrated with newly shot footage of singer Elton John. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
6 Dec 1941.
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Film Daily
28 Jan 42
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
10 Apr 41
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
28 May 41
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
15 Jul 41
p. 1.
Hollywood Reporter
1 Aug 41
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
6 Dec 41
p. 394.
New York Times
24 Jan 42
p. 13.
Variety
3 Dec 41
p. 8.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
Jackie C. Gleason
Bob Kimball
Main Bud Geary
Fred Vogeding
De Wolfe Hopper
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Warner Bros.--First National Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup artist
SOURCES
SONGS
"All Through the Night," music by Arthur Schwartz, lyrics by Johnny Mercer
"Cherie, I Love You," music and lyrics by Lillian Goodman.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 January 1942
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 23 January 1942
Production Date:
early August-early October 1941
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 January 1942
Copyright Number:
LP10951
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
107
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
7630
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Former New York City mobster Gloves Donahue, now a professional gambler, will eat only cheesecake baked by his mother's neighbor, Mr. Miller. When Miller is murdered, Gloves is urged by his mother, to whom he always listens, to investigate, and although he is reluctant at first, his interest is piqued when an attractive young woman comes looking for Miller and disappears as soon as she learns he is dead. That night, nightclub owner Marty Callahan telephones Gloves to demand that he retrieve Mrs. Donahue, who has discovered Leda Hamilton, the mysterious woman from that morning, singing at Callahan's club. When Gloves questions Leda, she provides simple explanations for each of his questions, and before long, she is dragged away by her sinister accompanist Pepi. Curious when a man runs outside and speeds away in a taxi, Gloves rushes inside just in time to see fatally wounded Joe Denning, one of Callahan's men, stagger from a dressing room. Before he dies, Denning tells Gloves that Leda has been kidnapped. Through his contacts, Gloves, who is mistakenly accused of Denning's murder, traces the taxi to a warehouse. Leaving his driver Barney behind, Gloves and Sunshine, one of his cronies, sneak inside. While Gloves looks around, Sunshine is knocked out and carried away, and when Gloves tries to find him, he is driven away by gunshots. Gloves suspects that the warehouse is connected to an exclusive auction house around the corner, where an auction is being conducted. Gloves bids on a piece in order to take a look at the offices, but once inside, he is spotted by Pepi and Leda, who knocks him ... +


Former New York City mobster Gloves Donahue, now a professional gambler, will eat only cheesecake baked by his mother's neighbor, Mr. Miller. When Miller is murdered, Gloves is urged by his mother, to whom he always listens, to investigate, and although he is reluctant at first, his interest is piqued when an attractive young woman comes looking for Miller and disappears as soon as she learns he is dead. That night, nightclub owner Marty Callahan telephones Gloves to demand that he retrieve Mrs. Donahue, who has discovered Leda Hamilton, the mysterious woman from that morning, singing at Callahan's club. When Gloves questions Leda, she provides simple explanations for each of his questions, and before long, she is dragged away by her sinister accompanist Pepi. Curious when a man runs outside and speeds away in a taxi, Gloves rushes inside just in time to see fatally wounded Joe Denning, one of Callahan's men, stagger from a dressing room. Before he dies, Denning tells Gloves that Leda has been kidnapped. Through his contacts, Gloves, who is mistakenly accused of Denning's murder, traces the taxi to a warehouse. Leaving his driver Barney behind, Gloves and Sunshine, one of his cronies, sneak inside. While Gloves looks around, Sunshine is knocked out and carried away, and when Gloves tries to find him, he is driven away by gunshots. Gloves suspects that the warehouse is connected to an exclusive auction house around the corner, where an auction is being conducted. Gloves bids on a piece in order to take a look at the offices, but once inside, he is spotted by Pepi and Leda, who knocks him unconscious. Gloves awakens in the warehouse, tied up next to the missing Sunshine. To Gloves's surprise, Leda helps free them from their bonds, and later, Gloves and Sunshine overpower their captors. Inside the auction house, the pair find evidence that the mysterious group consists of German spies and fifth columnists, as well as a notebook that indicates that Leda's father has died in Dachau. When Gloves tries to take Hall Ebbing, the leader of the spies, to the police, however, Ebbing summons the others, and Gloves barely escapes with an unconscious Leda during the ensuing gunfight. While they run from the Germans, Leda explains that Miller was forced to work for them against his will. She also reveals that she must work for them or they will kill her father, but when Gloves tells her that her father is dead, she readily agrees to help him. The police do not believe Leda's testimony, however, and Gloves is forced to call on Callahan for help in avenging Denning's death. Gloves and Sunshine infiltrate a meeting, where they learn that the Germans plan to blow up a ship docked in the Brooklyn shipyard. They keep the group distracted long enough for Callahan's men to arrive. Ebbing escapes, determined to blow up the ship by himself, and Gloves follows him. At gunpoint, Ebbing forces Gloves to drive a small boat toward the ship, but at the last minute, Gloves turns the boat sharply and knocks Ebbing overboard. Gloves is declared a hero and charges against him and Leda are dropped. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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