Started yesterday and finished today watching this movie, it is the cutest thing ever.
(wiki:) A Night to Remember is a mystery comedy film starring Loretta Young and Brian Aherne. It was directed by Richard Wallace, and is based on the novel The Frightened Stiff by Kelley Roos. A mystery writer and his wife try to solve a murder when a corpse appears in their Gay Street apartment. (Obviously now the name of the street has been ruined by the pervs of our world).
Simply adorable script, but it wouldn’t have worked unless it was acted out by two very charming and full of personality actors, which is what Young and Aherne are. I also greatly enjoyed how she constantly and matter-of-factly manages her husband without being bossy, in a very loving way. They are so adorable together. It’s like they are the perfect couple.
After I watched the film I also thought about how this is a really low budget film (if you don’t count the star salaries – just actual production elements like location/set/filming), and yet it yields such a great result. So much more enjoyable than most of the big budget movies I watch every now and then today. Of course, I got completely lost on the the plot. I didn’t understand all those tenants in the building were being blackmailed, I thought they were some kind of gang hiding from the police…
Another reflection I had was that while Americans were producing and watching such light and fun movies, the world was moving into a particular horrific world war. Alas, nothing has changed.
Free on youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H47EOw-hDdQ