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"History is Made at Night" Movie Review - 4/4 Stars!

History is Made at Night Charles Boyer Jean Arthur Leo Carillo Colin Clive 1937

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#1 jamesjazzguitar

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 01:02 PM

I take it you think Mutt will have a problem with what I said? Heh. Im not trying to be aggressive towards anyone, thats just how I think this movie is going to turn out.

 

Did you just watch a Mutt and Jeff cartoon?   :blink:



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 06:50 AM

I take it you think Mutt will have a problem with what I said? Heh. Im not trying to be aggressive towards anyone, thats just how I think this movie is going to turn out.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 08:09 PM

Ian,

 

Try to watch IF YOU COULD ONLY COOK. Carrillo is hilarious in it, as a befuddled gangster who hires Jean Arthur & Herbert Marshall to be domestics at his mansion and teach him the finer social graces. It's maybe 2.5 or 3 stars (if I'm feeling generous) but it's definitely entertaining and Carrillo steals the show.

 

Side note (piece of trivia)-- when I was in film school at USC, we made a student movie at Pointe Dume one semester. Pointe Dume, near (part of?) Malibu is close to the Leo Carrillo State Park. From what I've read, he came from a landowning family that was in southern California long before it attained statehood. Some of his land was donated to the government and turned into parks/recreational areas. I believe he made these donations while he was still alive-- his later years, while continuing to act occasionally, were focused on conservation efforts.

 

My first exposure to the name Leo Carrillo was the park during the making of that movie, not knowing he was an actor and had made many movies (great ones!) himself.

 

https://en.wikipedia...illo_State_Park

I love Leo Carrillo's films and recently saw a Movie Short on TCM that mentioned his kind invitation to people to visit his ranch in CA.  Out here in California we also have Leo Carrillo Beach.     He was a very fine actor and I especially liked him in a serious role with

Grace Moore entitled Love Me Forever.


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Posted 03 December 2015 - 05:13 PM

Sorry!  Don't want to spoil it.  I love Jean Arthur's films too.  The memory of this film is great.  IT was one of my mother's favorites.  I too like Colin Clive.  It is sad that he died too young.  THe one I have not seen is Journey's End and is probably hard to acquire.  I think I did see Clive of India on Fox Movie Channel.    Thanks for the info. and for being a good sport.  I get carried away when I love a film!!

This is also a great movie to watch at New Year's! If you haven't seen it in a while, then watch it around that time!



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Posted 30 November 2015 - 01:11 AM

IanPatrickMovieReviews--Your love of the film "History is Made at Night" came through loud and clear in your review--good job :)

 

 

Again, you come awfully close to giving away too much plot--but that's OK (I think) because your love of the movie is so clear.

 

Have been looking for Colin Clive films for you--he was a fine actor--but he died at 37 in 1937 of tuberculosis--he made 18 films total--best of which are the Frankenstein films, "Mad Love" (1935), which aired on TCM this past Friday--keep an eye out for "Clive of India" (1935), which I don't Think has ever aired on TCM--"Journeys' End (1930), his film debut, is stagy but better than most transition stage (1927-1930) talkies.  He made one so-so film with Bette Davis--"Tenth Avenue Girl (has 10th Avenue in the title).

 

Talk to you later.

Sorry!  Don't want to spoil it.  I love Jean Arthur's films too.  The memory of this film is great.  IT was one of my mother's favorites.  I too like Colin Clive.  It is sad that he died too young.  THe one I have not seen is Journey's End and is probably hard to acquire.  I think I did see Clive of India on Fox Movie Channel.    Thanks for the info. and for being a good sport.  I get carried away when I love a film!!


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 12:04 PM

IanPatrickMovieReviews--Your love of the film "History is Made at Night" came through loud and clear in your review--good job :)

 

 

Again, you come awfully close to giving away too much plot--but that's OK (I think) because your love of the movie is so clear.

 

Have been looking for Colin Clive films for you--he was a fine actor--but he died at 37 in 1937 of tuberculosis--he made 18 films total--best of which are the Frankenstein films, "Mad Love" (1935), which aired on TCM this past Friday--keep an eye out for "Clive of India" (1935), which I don't Think has ever aired on TCM--"Journeys' End (1930), his film debut, is stagy but better than most transition stage (1927-1930) talkies.  He made one so-so film with Bette Davis--"Tenth Avenue Girl (has 10th Avenue in the title).

 

Talk to you later.


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 11:49 AM

Hey guys! I liked Carillo so much that I might look for more movies with him. I'm also going to check out more Colin Clive movies..he's in one with Paul Muni called "The Woman I Love" that I'm searching hard for! I really want to see it because it has a great cast.

Ian,

 

Try to watch IF YOU COULD ONLY COOK. Carrillo is hilarious in it, as a befuddled gangster who hires Jean Arthur & Herbert Marshall to be domestics at his mansion and teach him the finer social graces. It's maybe 2.5 or 3 stars (if I'm feeling generous) but it's definitely entertaining and Carrillo steals the show.

 

Side note (piece of trivia)-- when I was in film school at USC, we made a student movie at Pointe Dume one semester. Pointe Dume, near (part of?) Malibu is close to the Leo Carrillo State Park. From what I've read, he came from a landowning family that was in southern California long before it attained statehood. Some of his land was donated to the government and turned into parks/recreational areas. I believe he made these donations while he was still alive-- his later years, while continuing to act occasionally, were focused on conservation efforts.

 

My first exposure to the name Leo Carrillo was the park during the making of that movie, not knowing he was an actor and had made many movies (great ones!) himself.

 

https://en.wikipedia...illo_State_Park


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 12:48 AM

I also failed to mention, "History is Made at Night" is all on YouTube. If you don't have a way of watching it, watch there! Someone was nice to enough to upload it there.


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 10:18 PM

Hey guys! I liked Carillo so much that I might look for more movies with him. I'm also going to check out more Colin Clive movies..he's in one with Paul Muni called "The Woman I Love" that I'm searching hard for! I really want to see it because it has a great cast.



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 12:22 PM

This wasn't one of Arthur Columbia films but a United Artist film and that could be the reason it is not seen much on T.V. 

Yes, Wanger released it through UA. Quite a number of the UA films wound up in the MGM/UA library that Ted Turner bought/took over. But I don't think this one did. So it is not seen as often.


"The truth? What good is the truth if it destroys us all..?" -- Mady Christians in ALL MY SONS (1948).


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 11:41 AM

Carrillo supported Arthur (with Herbert Marshall) a short time earlier in IF YOU COULD ONLY COOK. But yeah, this film benefits from Boyer's presence and is a real keeper.

 

I read once that HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT may not be well known because it was an independent production by Walter Wanger and since it was not affiliated with a major studio, it was not rerun much on TV. Not sure if that's true, but it's a theory at least.

 

This wasn't one of Arthur Columbia films but a United Artist film and that could be the reason it is not seen much on T.V. 



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Posted 16 September 2015 - 11:09 AM

Nice review.   This is a great movie gem and one that isn't very well known.       Boyer and Arthur make a fine pair and Carillo is nice in secondary support.

 

Of course I'm nuts over Jean Arthur;  funny, charming and cute as well as able to convey deep emotion.   Love the gal.

Carrillo supported Arthur (with Herbert Marshall) a short time earlier in IF YOU COULD ONLY COOK. But yeah, this film benefits from Boyer's presence and is a real keeper.

 

I read once that HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT may not be well known because it was an independent production by Walter Wanger and since it was not affiliated with a major studio, it was not rerun much on TV. Not sure if that's true, but it's a theory at least.


"The truth? What good is the truth if it destroys us all..?" -- Mady Christians in ALL MY SONS (1948).


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 10:49 AM

This movie had all the right ingredients for a great romance movie! Please watch the movie if you have not because I couldn't find a single flaw in it! This is one to remember (especially the crazy iceberg scene towards the end of the movie). It has everything we all love about the classics! If you like Charles Boyer as much as I do, then this is a must see.

 

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Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you're enjoying my reviews so far! Also, feel free to comment here or on YouTube. Let me know your opinions or if you know any interesting facts about the movie!

 

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Nice review.   This is a great movie gem and one that isn't very well known.       Boyer and Arthur make a fine pair and Carillo is nice in secondary support.

 

Of course I'm nuts over Jean Arthur;  funny, charming and cute as well as able to convey deep emotion.   Love the gal.


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Posted 15 September 2015 - 10:45 PM

This movie had all the right ingredients for a great romance movie! Please watch the movie if you have not because I couldn't find a single flaw in it! This is one to remember (especially the crazy iceberg scene towards the end of the movie). It has everything we all love about the classics! If you like Charles Boyer as much as I do, then this is a must see.

 

My review:

 

 

Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you're enjoying my reviews so far! Also, feel free to comment here or on YouTube. Let me know your opinions or if you know any interesting facts about the movie!

 

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