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Lady for a Night (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, Thriller | 5 January 1942 (USA)
Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society.

Director:

Leigh Jason

Writers:

Isabel Dawn (screen play), Boyce DeGaw (screen play) (as Boyce Degaw) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Blondell ... Jenny Blake
John Wayne ... Jackson Morgan
Philip Merivale ... Stephen Alderson
Blanche Yurka ... Julia Alderson
Ray Middleton ... Alan Alderson
Edith Barrett ... Katherine Alderson
Leonid Kinskey ... Boris
Hattie Noel Hattie Noel ... Chloe
Montagu Love ... Judge
Carmel Myers ... Mrs. Dickson
Dorothy Burgess ... Flo
Guy Usher Guy Usher ... Governor
Ivan Miller Ivan Miller ... Mayor Dickson
Patricia Knox ... Mabel
Lew Payton Lew Payton ... Napoleon
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Gambling boat operator Jenny Blake throws over her gambler beau Jack Morgan in order to marry into high society. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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ANOTHER GREAT HEROINE - Remember JEZEBEL?...SCARLETT O'HARA?...Jenny Blake is another impulsive lass from the South who defied social conventions to satisfy her burning ambitions (original poster) See more »


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Trivia

This film inspired the name of one of the most famous World War 2 bombers, the B-17 "Memphis Belle", one of the first to complete a full combat tour of 25 missions against targets in Nazi Germany in May 1943. The aircraft was the namesake of pilot Captain Robert K. Morgan's sweetheart, Margaret Polk, a resident of Memphis, Tennessee. Morgan originally intended to call the B-17, Little One, after his pet name for her, but after Morgan and his co-pilot, Jim Verinis, saw this movie 'Lady for a Night', in which the leading character owns a riverboat named the Memphis Belle, he proposed that name to his crew.After their combat service the "Belle" and her crew were sent home on highly successful war bond tour. The "Belle" and her crew were also featured in an award winning 1944 documentary by William Wyler. See more »

Crazy Credits

Underneath the credits, there is some footage of extras dancing in front of the Alderson family's house. See more »

Soundtracks

Ezekiel Saw De Wheel
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by Hattie Noel and black servants at The Shadow
Danced to by Dudley Dickerson, Paul White and others
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Great review but two points wrong
8 August 2001 | by sole2soulSee all my reviews

The prior review was excellent. But the movie is set in Memphis not New Orleans, even though the Mardi Gras opening would belie that. And Joan Blondell's character is the one who proposes the marriage, not the other way around. All in all, it's very entertaining movie which deserves a better reputation.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dama por una noche See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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