History Is Made at Night

1937

Drama / Romance

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IMDb Rating 7.4 10 1511

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Cast

Amzie Strickland as Restaurant Patron
Jean Arthur as Irene Vail
Tim Holt as S.O.S. Radio Operator
Charles Williams as Room Service Waiter on Ship
720p.BLU
892.53 MB
1280*932
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
1 hr 37 min
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Reviewed by bkoganbing 8 / 10

Obsessive Jealousy

Colin Clive is one obsessed man. Insanely jealous of wife Jean Arthur's imaginary lovers, he still won't let her go in divorce. Before Arthur's got a real one in head waiter Charles Boyer.

History Is Made At Night is another one of Frank Borzage's romantic films with tender lovers and lots of soft focus cinematography. A common thread that seems to run in Borzage's films is forces that threaten to keep intended folks apart. This is true in Three Comrades and The Mortal Storm where it is the political situation in Germany of the twenties and thirties respectively. In History Is Made At Night, what keeps them apart is Boyer's conscience.

Colin Clive as the husband is a multimillion dollar owner of transoceanic ship line who sets a trap trying to catch Arthur in a compromising position. When total stranger Boyer walks in and breaks up the trap and hits Clive's chauffeur a few times, Clive being the obsessed fellow he is, kills the chauffeur and says a burglar did it.

Of course Boyer thinks he did it and when he finds out the Paris police are looking for him, he and Arthur go back to Paris from New York where they have run away to. They have the bad luck to be on one of Clive's ships where from a distance he controls the fate of all.

Boyer and Arthur make a beautiful couple in love. However a biography of Jean Arthur assures us there was nothing to anything about that.

This was also Colin Clive's farewell film. Sadly he died a few months after this film was out. Known primarily for being Baron Frankenstein, creator of the undead, he was so much more than that as this film aptly demonstrates.

We also can't forget Leo Carrillo who plays chef Caesar who aids and abets Boyer and Arthur's romance. Carrillo was a guy who always added something to any film he was in.

If tender romance and ship board excitement are your thing than History Is Made At Night is your film indeed.

Reviewed by d-letta 10 / 10

High romance, rivaling Casablanca in intensity.

I can't understand why this film isn't more recognized as a superior example of romantic movie-making. The cast is perfect, the cinematography (with one small exception of back projection that was jarring) is excellent, and the direction superb. Throw in a wonderful evocation of Paris (as good as Midnight), a great score and an incredibly moving final ten minutes and you have perfection. Everything comes together in perfect balance, much like Casablanca, and sadly so few other romantic films. I once asked a new acquaintance what his favorite film (he was eighteen at the time). When he responded History is Made at Night, I threw my arms around him and told him he'd won a place in my heart. Three cheers for History is Made at Night, a film that deserves rediscovery.

Reviewed by groovlife 10 / 10

so romantic

I'm not a romantic at heart-but this movies pulls the romance from every scene so beautifully that I found myself really feeling romantic while watching it!!! Boyer and Arthur are well cast as star crossed lovers. She has an abusive and controlling husband who'll do anything to keep her from getting a divorce,including setting up a fake tryst with the chauffeur to keep her from getting it. This starts the interesting plot that sweeps you right along as we find Arthur being rescued from the nefarious plot by the handsome and romantic Boyer. In the process of rescuing her he puts himself in a position where he and Arthur's character can be thwarted in their attempts to be together. Arthurs' characters' husband uses the rescue which involves Boyer's character hitting the chauffeur to commit a heinous act whereby he can bribe Irene his wife (Arthur) into staying with him and cause Paul (Boyer) to be put in a situation where he's in danger of being charged with a horrible crime he didn't commit. Don't want to give too much away but suffice it to say that the two lovers manage to get together in America after running away from Paris where Paul lives. But Paul wants to confront his this unjust accusation set up by Irene's husband (effectively played by Colin Clive) so they set off to return to Paris. They board a ship that hits an iceberg as it races back to Paris (Clive maneuvers this too). This leads to one of the most thrilling scenes in the movie, where we find a Titanic like sinking that is well translated to the screen. This movie has humor, romance, suspense and beautiful people (Boyer and Arthur) What more could a romantic at heart want???

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