Monday Morning Movie Mystery
“All Through The Night” – Starring Humphrey Bogart
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT; 1942; Studio: Warner Bros.; Director: Vincent Sherman; Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne
A veritable visual catalog of some of the most familiar character actors employed by Warner Bros. at the time, All Through the Night stars Humphrey Bogart one year after his breakthrough performances in High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon, and the same year as his legendary turn in Casablanca. Bogart is “Gloves” Donahue, a New York gambler turned patriot and hero when he enlists his cohorts to help defeat a Nazi plot to destroy an American battleship in the harbor. It’s Broadway bums and buffoons vs. Axis rats in this flag-waving ode to the ordinary guy. A highlight features Bogart and co-star William Demarest using double talk to confound some Nazi sympathizers – a scene not originally scripted, but created by the director and left in when positive audience response overrode the producer’s protests. “Excuse me, baby. What she means is, it’s about time someone knocked those heels back on their Axis!”
Appreciation for the expert commentary on “All Through The Night” and all of the posters featured in our 2020 Vintage Movie Posters Calendar (below) goes to Dr. Arnold Blumberg. THANKS DOC!! Doc is an educator, publisher, author, comic and pop culture historian, and former museum curator. He was the editor of The Overstreet Comic Book Price guide and teaches courses in everything from comics to zombies to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Find him on Twitter @DoctoroftheDead. The poster image for “All Through The Night” can be found in our 2020 Vintage Movie Posters Calendar – a fantastic NEW addition to our growing list of Pop Culture titles.