The Night of Nights (1939)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Showbiz Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Directed by Lewis Milestone nine years after taking home the best director Academy Award for All Quiet on the Western Front, this backstage drama stars Pat O'Brien as Dan O'Farrell, a boozy Broadway producer who makes his way back to show-business after a long absence. As a young man, O'Farrell had a brilliant career as a playwright-actor-producer, but when his wife left him, he threw it all away and fell into seclusion. Years later, his estranged daughter Alyce (Olympe Bradne) locates him and inspires him to return to the Great White Way. With his eye on re-emerging as a smash hit with critics and the public alike, O'Farrell enlists the aid of two loyal friends and embarks on a full-fledged comeback.

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filmmaker, acclaim, actor, backstage, career, challenge, comeback, daughter, desertion, father, friendship, hermit, play [recreation], playwright, producer [showbiz], revival [performance], seclusion, stage, stars [celebrities], success, talent, wife