December 1942: A Night To Remember

Oh, this is just perfect. It’s a screwball comedy about a couple moving into a haunted tenement house… OR IS IT!??!

Things move at a brisk pace, and if all the individual gags aren’t exactly genius, it all just kind of works.

“Jeff! Don’t be a fool!”

“Don’t be silly. I’ve always been a fool.”


It turns into a marvellously convoluted mystery and it’s hugely amusing. Loretta Young and Brian Aherne turn in wonderfully over-the-top performances.

It’s an almost perfect little thing.

A Night To Remember. Richard Wallace. 1942.

Popular movies in December 1942 according to IMDB:

54348.0Random Harvest
24427.6Went the Day Well?
2157.54 passi fra le nuvole
139667.4Cat People
5437.2Journey for Margaret
4456.9Thunder Rock
30916.9The Black Swan
3866.8Whistling in Dixie
3766.8Tennessee Johnson
16176.8Keeper of the Flame

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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