A Night to Remember (1942)

Genres - Comedy, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Thriller  |   Release Date - Dec 10, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Brian Aherne stars as a successful murder-mystery novelist; his wife, Loretta Young, wishes Aherne would switch to writing love stories (Young doesn't have a very realistic grasp on the literary marketplace, but we'll let that pass). Young sweet-talks Aherne into vacating their apartment and moving into a Greenwich village basement, thereby hoping that he'll be inspired to pen words of romance. Unfortunately for Young (but not the audience), their new flat is a hotbed of murderous intrigue, sparked by the discovery of a corpse. The police are completely baffled, so Aherne sets about to solve the mystery himself-while Young, in spite of herself, starts behaving like The Thin Man's Nora Charles. Columbia Pictures had an absolute genius in the early 1940s for churning out fast-moving, star-studded programmers that delivered all the popular elements and left the public panting for more; A Night to Remember was no exception to this winning formula.

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apartment, corpse, amateur-detective, investigation, writer, murder, mystery [whodunit], wife