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:
|2442||7.6||Went the Day Well?|
|215||7.5||4 passi fra le nuvole|
|543||7.2||Journey for Margaret|
|3091||6.9||The Black Swan|
|386||6.8||Whistling in Dixie|
|1617||6.8||Keeper of the Flame|
This blog post is part of the Decade series.