HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT

Submissions should be flooding in today and I can’t wait to share them with you all on Monday ~ July 24th. With my ‘Till Death Us Do Part Blogathon, bloggers will explore films where spouses attempt to murder each other. Some succeed, some fail, some get off Scott~free, some are caught. Since I’m hosting this shebang, I guess I’ll go first with a film that precedes Julia Roberts’ “Sleeping With The Enemy” by 54 years.

In loving classic films, I approach them two ways: one, with anticipation and the other with obligation. I felt the latter with HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT.” All this time, I was thinking it was some frou frou-y cotton candy confection with Chevalier and MacDonald. You know…singing princesses and cavalier playboys. ( I hadn’t even bothered to IMDB it to see who the actual cast was ). With my obligatory viewing, I entered this screening with, my dumb ol’ pre~conceived notions. I wanted to re~cast it. The unlucky triumvirate to my meddling re~casting were: JEAN ARTHUR, CHARLES BOYER and COLIN CLIVE.

   
Oh Boyer could stay, but I wanted to replace Jean Arthur with Irene Dunne and Colin Clive with Basil Rathbone. As the movie unfolds, I threw away my silly casting notions and went with the hand director FRANK BORZAGE.

 

 

HISTORY IS MADE OF  ( SOME ) SPOILERS 

The movie starts right away, with a note taped to the mirror ( I thought of “BUtterfield 8” ) which explains all we need to know: A jealous husband; a wife who’s sick of him…and she’s left him. I loved the complexity of the story and how “History…” unfolds is seamless. I reveled in the twists and turns and mix-ups and misunderstandings. Yes, I love how the movie is plotted out; a divorce correspondent case cum jewelry robbery cum “meet cute.” The way Borzage goes from damsel-in-distress…to…romance… to…disaster film is masterfully handled. Smooth transitions, nothing abrupt; like I said…seamless. I was totally absorbed and invested in each part of the story. There were a few things I predicted ( which still didn’t spoil what I watched ) and I was surprised by others. There were many points of foreshadowing that were answered throughout the movie. What a pickle the film puts Boyer and Jean in. How will they get the heck out of this. The stories’ weaving made a beautiful, disturbing tapestry.

INSANE IN THE BRAIN

Bruce: “I ought to kill you for this.”
Irene: “Why don’t you. Then I’d never have to see you again.”

Ouch! She knows. He knows she knows. And now she knows he knows she knows. (Mull that one over). Colin Clive is dastardly. He’s utterly galling. Clive plays the part to an infuriating fare-thee-well as shipping magnate Bruce Vail. His obsessive possessiveness need to control was beyond the pale. He wants to control her, make her his. He’s had a portrait painted of her and presents it to her:

Bruce: “Well, what do you think of your portrait? I had it painted from a cherished photograph. I’ll hang it in the Royal Suite of the Princess Irene.”

Irene: “By the neck until it dies?”

OMG! Harsh. Harsh for 1937, and just as harsh eighty years later. I was taken aback by the deadness of her voice and comment. It was devoid of life.

Bruce was absolutely diabolical. He couldn’t be dissuaded by detective or lawyer. I dare you to find…one…redeeming…thing about him other than he loves her. Wait…this can not be love. To consider wrecking an entire ocean liner with hundreds of passengers just to kill her is a Pyrrhic victory of outrageous proportion. Normally I would laud that and file it away in my Rolodex of Villainy, but I just couldn’t here. Probably because the victims were Jean Arthur and Charles Boyer ( in spite of my initial mental “Casting Switch” ). He was mean. Abusive. Sick. Control control control. He grabs her by the neck. Pushing, taunting. He made me sick!!! I hate emotional blackmail. Divorce is not an option for Clive’s character. He would never let her go no matter what. Men like that never…let…go.

What is stunning, like something ironic out of mythology is, Bruce’s fear ~ his wife cheating on him ~ he causes TO happen. And when it does happen, I love her speech about it:

“This time there IS another man. You set a trap to catch me with one, and another came instead, to tell me that he loved me. And for me to tell him I loved him too. And YOU did it. You did it all by yourself. Isn’t that funny? Don’t you think that’s funny? Before he came, I never even looked at another man. But you wouldn’t believe me. So you created one and sent him right into my arms.” 

D’ya think this is a lesson learned? Naaaah.

LOVE AND ROMANCE

Oh….I could swoon at the love story of Paul and Irene in “History…”. Acting~wise, I’m just about a Jean Arthur convert now; of her apple cheeks and unusual hoarse and scratchy voice. Her laughing while crying. Or is that crying while laughing. She’s sensitive, her vulnerability is sexy. She can wear the hell out of those clothes. ( Who DID her costumes? ) And I believe her. I believe her distress. I believe her in love. I see the touch of comic timing here. There is something engaging about her. She’s different here than the light pixie I am used to seeing. Boyer as Paul…Welll….welll now ladies. Can we talk? I mean, can we talk? I know. Not here; too public. But girls…Boyer. He’s got it. I really now see him as so underrated an actor. His name’s not bandied about like other 30’s and 40’s favorites among classic film lovers. I don’t know why…now. Love sick. Hurt by love. Loved by love.
( Boyer in love ):

    

They dance in the restaurant from night ’till dawn. Fall in love without words.

Paul: “Now…it would be okay to say. But I can’t. Unless you will believe it. Will you?”

Irene: “I think I will believe it. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because tonight is what I’ve waited for. Maybe it’s because I’ve needed tonight more than anything in my life. Because I’ve never been happy before. Because…”

 

Boyer’s accent, his dark looks already get my vote. But his ‘Paul’ was a nice caring loving man. But is he similar to Bruce? Both are businessmen, both interested in Irene…but for different reasons: one to possess / one to love. ( Two sides of the same coin? ) What a contrast. Look at him in his restaurant and how he treats customers and waiters. When he’s in New York. Look at him in his new restaurant and how he handles staff; firm but caring. But is he obsessed? After all, he’s taken over this restaurant and left a table permanently vacant in the hopes that one day, Irene will come in. I guess obsession is okay depending on which side of it you’re facing. How hurt he was when he finally sees Irene come into his restaurant…with her husband.

THE DISASTER FILM

An ominous foghorn underscores everything. I am in shock when Bruce gives the Captain the order to go with that speed test. Full steam ahead! Captain, my Captain, you crazy! The ship will break apart at this speed, and does. The S.O.S. montage was well~done. Chaos, fear…perfect. Life boats, jumping sinking ship. Women and children first. And lovers last. If Bruce cannot have Irene, no one will. Only then can he put a bullet in his brain.

“HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT” shows a man consumed by jealousy to insane degrees he will do anything to hold on, even if he has to destroy it. His unreasonable jealousy is ultimately self~destructive. “History is Made At Night” has also made me a convert on a couple fronts. I forgive Boyer for how mean he was in “Gaslight.” I must actively seek out Frank Borzage films with a vengeance. And as for Jean Arthur…Ms. Arthur, will you forgive me?

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Won’t you come back Monday July 24th and check out these bloggers who show you how marriage can be murder. ThanxXx!

 

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53 thoughts on “HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT

  1. Hi Theresa. I have never heard of this film before. It sounds good, and your review is certainly making me keen to check this one out. I say anything with Jean in is worth a look, she can do no wrong in my opinion. I’ll be interested to see Colin Clive, since the only thing I’ve ever seen him in is Frankenstein and this sounds like a very different role indeed for him. Thanks for introducing me to this film. 🙂

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    • Hello Maddy. This Frank Borzage film is well worth seeing. In fact, this is Colin Clive’s last movie. He died prematurely. I’ve left enough spoilers unsaid for you to enjoy the film. And the by~play between Boyer and Arthur and Boyer and Carillo is wonderful. Thanks for reading.

      And thanks so much for participating in my blogathon with your post on the Gene Tierney / Vincent Price classic DRAGONWYCK.”

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  2. I’ve only seen this one a couple of times, but it quickly became a favorite. The jumping of genres in a classic era studio film always intrigues me. It seems so risky an idea in an industry not inclined to take risks. That said I also am always going to gravitate to anything Jean Arthur did. She’s been a favorite of mine since I first saw her back when the only way for me to see an old movie was at the mercy of Channel 2 and Channel 9 in their quest to find cheap programming. All chopped up, interrupted by commercials, I was still entranced. But I digress. Suffice it to say she didn’t have to win me over.

    That Borzage would put this couple, engineered for romantic comedy, in the way of perils that are both disturbingly realistic and outlandish sets it apart. It could easily have jumped the rails, but it never does. Magic.

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    • Helloooooooooooooo Debbie. You remember Channels 2 and 9?!! GET OUT!!! Mi hermana!!! 😉 I’m slowly warming to Jean Arthur, and when Boyer is nice ( NOT like he was in “Gaslight” ) I’m his. As everyone is manning lifeboats, I’m a sobbing mess. It works! It works! ( Wouldn’t it have been great if Clive had gone on the Hindenburg? ) Thank you for stopping by to comment. I appreciate it!!!

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      • Yeah, I’m an d Brooklyn girl. The Late Show, The Early Show (after school at 4:30) on 2 and The Million Dollar Movie on 9, repeated every day for a week. When I first saw GWTW and I heard that theme it freaked me out! I had no way of knowing The Million Dollar Movie Theme came from Tara.

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      • I’m sorry if we talked about your New Yorker~ness before. My old brain~cells flicker on and off. I remember what you remember. Woweeeee!!!

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  3. Hi Teresa
    Excellent post. I have to see this film after reading your review and commentary. Honestly, I never heard of it before. Glad you chose this one.

    I am almost ready to send you my post…unexpected family visit messed up my timing. Hopefully, will have it ready by noon today.😃

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    • Hi there Katrina. First and foremost…THANK YOU! Thank you for participating in my blogathon. I’m a DORIS DAY fan and I love her in this film. Hmmmm, am I remembering properly she practically had a nervous breakdown during one scene in this film? Well, if anyone can scream and cry at the same time, it’s my Doris. So again… thank you.

      If you would please check your e~mail…I’ve got a couple of things to point out to you, okay?

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  4. I’m so glad yòu’ve highlighted one of my favourite films. It’s surely time it had a restored DVD release. It’s a GREAT melodrama.

    It’s great that you’re now under Jean Arthur’s spell! She’ll forever be associated with comedy but I do so wish she had done more drama. ‘History’ demonstrates just how heartbreaking she could be. As you say, in this film, she isnt the light pixie one is used to.

    I could see your casting of Irene Dunne and Basil Rathbone. But Colin Clive is unforgettably obsessive. It’s sad that he died the year the film was released, at the age of 37.

    Could we hear more about your Rolodex of Villainy.!

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    • My Rolodex of Villainy? Haaaaaaaaaa! That would make a good topic. See Basil with Ann Harding in this movie with five hundred titles. Hell, “Love With A Stranger” I think it is. Yes, I’m really coming around to Jean Arthur. She’s solid. And I think I, ultimately, wouldn’t trade Colin for Basil. The film was well cast, and well paced. Ha! That’s Borzage for ya. Thank you Vienna for your encouraging comments. 🙂

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  5. This is one of those titles I confuse with another that disappointed me, so I always give it a pass. The bright side is that now I have History is Made at Night to look forward to. Sounds very intense.

    Charles Boyer! I had seen him many times, but hadn’t fallen for his charms. It was All This, and Heaven Too seen one late night in the early 90s with a teething baby to keep me company. Something about the eyes? Something about the depth of longing? Something about a hurt? Whatever it was, or all of it, I was hooked.

    Remember the Car 54, Where Are You? What Happened to Thursday? episode? Leo and Sylvia get into a dust up every Thursday. Sylvia sees Gaslight. Boyer makes her appreciate Leo. Cracks me up.

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    • Awmigawd! You’re bringing up “CAR 54…” I loved that show. I don’t remember that episode, but I remember Alice Ghostley being in love with Ramon Novarro. I hope you get a chance to see “History Is Made At Night.” It’s really enjoyable. I’m basically a Boyer fan but not of him in “Gaslight.” Whew!! I love how you described Boyer. His hurt…

      Thanks Paddy for your comments.

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  6. Hi Teresa! I have also not seen this movie, but as Maddy said earlier, Jean Arthur can do no wrong!

    I hate to be tardy, but would it be ok if I were to submit my post tomorrow? I am going to try my darndest to get it done tonight. You may know that I have moved between provinces earlier this month, and I had to withdraw from a few blogathons because of it which broke my heart 😦 My vehicle and a bunch of other belongings got shipped up yesterday so I have been doing a lot of unpacking. Anyways, I am going to get this post written asap because this is one of my favourite films and I need to get back in the blogging game!

    Thanks for your patience and understanding 🙂

    Charlene

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    • I didn’t know you were moving. I’ll take it tomorrow. I don’t want to work on this, this weekend. I want to be off the computer this weekend. Can I get it by noon? If it’s a hardship for you, let me know. Blogathons are always popping up.

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  7. I adore this movie and enjoyed reading your take on it! It’s really a unique film the way it transitions through so many “types” of film. And Boyer…sigh. Yeah.

    Best wishes,
    Laura

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    • Hiya Laura…I thank you for reading my take on this really interesting movie. The transitions felt seamless. Not jarring and when Boyer turns on the charm, boy… look out. This makes me want to look into more Borzage. Thanks for reading. I appreciate it.

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  8. Hi Teresa,
    Your excellent article compelled me to watch the aptly titled History is Made at Night in a five-part YouTube offering. How wonderful that great performances by Charles Boyer, Jean Arthur and the rest of the cast are there to see. I think the Commodore missed his chance to save the day when he decided to go to the dark side. Good thing the Princess Irene was built better than the Titanic.

    If I ever end up in another bad marriage with my spouse threatening to do me in I now have the perfect reply–“Go ahead, then I won’t have to look at you anymore.” In the same family as Rick’s reply to Ilsa when she tries to get the Letters of Transit –“Go ahead and shoot. You’ll be doing me a favor.” Irene wants to escape so she doesn’t have to be with him (and who can blame her?) and Rick wants to escape because he can’t be with her. Luckily things turn out okay in both movies even though Rick loses the girl. But in both cases at least they each have Paris!
    I’ll be keeping my eye open for your future recommendations!
    Kevin

    ps.
    Also, after many sightings of Topo Gigo on the Ed Sullivan show, I think I spotted one of his relatives in Coco, the girl that Paul was living with when he met Irene.

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    • Hi Kevin,

      Aren’t you so clever with your Topo Gigio reference. HA!! It’s a constant tightrope I walk with reviews on my blog…of not giving away too much plot. But I guess I done good, because you went over to YouTube and checked it out. I was really struck by this film showing the two sides of love: warm & loving / twisted & strangling. ( ACK!! That ain’t even love. ) I like the reference you make to “Casablanca” and how sometimes our emotions are so painful, the only release from it is being put out of our misery.

      …And see what happens when we go “to the dark side”? We wreck the ship. I can’t help but think how apt a metaphor that is for our times now. Thank you so much for your comments.

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  9. Dear Theresa,
    I kind of like that Kevyn spelling 😊. But as Irene Vail found out, you can change your name but you can’t change your past, only your future. I’m very glad that Paul and Irene lived happily ever after!

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      • I will definitely do that. I’m going to look up some Borzage movies now that you’ve piqued my interest in him. He sure did a great job with History is made at Night. It’s like getting three movies in one. And the recurring salad dressing bit reminded me of Easter Parade where the maitre d pantomimes how to make the dressing. Although my favorite moment in that movie is the We Will Walk Down the Avenue duet with Fred and Judy. Magical! ☺

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      • Just watched Moonrise from 1948 with Dane Clark and a newcomer to me Gail Russell. What a sad story about her life. The movie was a real gem. Borzage is quite a genius in depicting complex emotions. I had no idea he had directed so many movies. I’m going to watch a few of his silent movies with Janet Gaynor next, another one of my favorites.

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      • Hi there Kevin. GAIL RUSSELL is my sad poignant dream girl. New to you…you have a treat ahead of you: “The Night Has A Thousand Eyes” “The Uninvited” “Seven Men From Now” “Angel and the Badman” ( which looks like it was remade as Harrison Ford’s “WITNESS” if you think about it. ) If you see the wonderful tawdry THE TATTERED DRESS you’ll cry at the sight of Russell’s descent.

        You might want to start with Janet Gaynor’s “SUNRISE.” One of the bloggers for my upcoming blogathon has written about this sublime film. Maybe you can look her up on Monday. But SEE this sublime masterpiece by Murnau.

        I have to revisit MOONRISE but I have to be in the mood. When I first saw it, it haunted me for days.

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  10. A great review of a terrific film! Like a previous commenter, I didn’t really go all in for Charles Boyer when I was young. He’s an adult taste, one to be savored, like fine vintage wine or a gourmet meal at Chateau Bleu or Victor’s. And Jean Arthur has never been more beautiful and sexy than in this film. They fit together perfectly, though if you had told me that before watching, I would never have believed it. For me, the real triangle of the film is the one with Leo Carillo, Boyer and Arthur. I love Leo so much here! He should be added to our ‘best movie friends’ list immediately.

    Anyway, thanks for writing about this movie and I look forward to your other blogathon posts Monday.

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    • Hiya Wendy. None of the movie makes sense in the cold light of day if someone is relaying its tale to you. But seeing it, Ahhhh yes…it’s the seeing of it all put together is where the magic comes in. I hear you about that triangle ( Carrillo~Boyer~Arthur ) but I would disagree slightly. There’d be no bone of contention with THAT triangle. They’d all live happily ever after together. Yes, if you want to add Leo to that “FRIENDS” mix…by all means lets get him down ‘officially.’

      You’re one of my great champions here. Thanks again for reading. I get it that busy lives prevent that ofttimes. But you take the time when you can, and I’m thankful Mercksy. 😉

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  11. History is Made at Night sounds bizarre on paper, but something about it just works. It’s one of those movies that makes me ask “HOW did this get made?” I’m always hoping that Warner Archive or somebody will take pity on this film and release it on DVD. I can’t watch it on YouTube forever!

    I’m so glad that you’ve seen the light re: Jean Arthur. She is one of my absolute favorites. So unique. Have you seen The Talk of the Town with her, Ronald Colman, and Cary Grant? Like History is Made at Night, that film is vastly underrated, despite top-notch performances and a terrific screenplay. Seeing Arthur pick between Colman and Grant is such a joy.

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  13. My dearest Tess, this is one great essay and once again, thanks to your witty, smart and absorbing prose I have put a film on my list to revisit it; well, it’s also a Borzage and he’s one of my top five favorite directors, but also because I remember being flabbergasted by this offbeat, unusual film, that I had longed to see for years before I was able to, at last. It is beyond, comedy, romance, drama, disaster film et al…. it’s all in one & blended beautifully by Master Borzage.

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    • Whoa! Feaito/Fedo/Fernando!!! Are you pulling a Madeleine/Judy on me? L0L!! Thank you very much for going through my thoughts on this unsung Borzage film. I think it’s blended seamlessly. Thank you very much for your complimentary encouragement.

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  14. Such fun watching you discover a movie, director, and star in (almost) real time! And what a movie, what a director, what a star…

    Borzage is one of my favorite directors. His movies tend to be sort of delirious, with their orientation to transcendent love that cannot be defeated even by death (A Farewell to Arms, for example). I’m usually pretty strict about wanting things to make sense, at least within the world of the movie, but for me the sheer lyrical unshakeable faith and exaltation of love that runs through his movies sweeps all before it, and I surrender, dear. Maybe they make dream sense rather than waking sense.

    Back in the early ’70s I saw Capra at a film festival, and he talked about casting Jean Arthur after hearing her voice. Typically, he made it sound like she didn’t exist until he discovered her, which wasn’t true. But I suppose her best-known movies of the ’30s are for Capra, and for him she’s always an ingenue. I think she’s always great, but I prefer her more mature roles in the ’40s, where she brings a womanly sexuality to the screen that really heats things up (The More the Merrier, anyone?). Just watched her again in Shane, and she is just incredible, her third Stevens movie (I think; that’s off the top of my head).

    Boyer, oo-la-la…. A serious man, an actor more than a star, equally authoritative in drama and comedy. I adore him in Hold Back the Dawn, The Constant Nymph, and The Earrings of Madame de… —also in Fanny. He’s one of the short list of actors I would love to spend an evening with. Something tells me he was very interesting….

    A terrific piece, cara mia, about a fascinating film. Well done, and thanks again for hosting this diabolical event!

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    • L0L! I’m a big gushing fan girl when it comes to movies or writing. I may just have to rustle up some Borzage and have my own mini~festival for him at home. I agree with you to yes, Jean Arthur in the 40’s. My friend Marvin keeps touting this film Too Many Husbands with Jean, Fred MacMurray and Melvyn Douglas. I may have to revisit that. The title says it all, and if you’re going to have husbandS, why not have some big beefy ones with the comic touch?

      I would recommend this movie to anyone. To Everyone.

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  15. Haven’t seen this one. For that matter, hadn’t even heard the title before until now… My only experience with Colin Clive is as Dr. Frankenstein in the two early movies with the monster and his friends. I guess I’ll have to wait until this one crops up in a collection (since collections of multiple movies are about all I buy these days) Good review.

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    • Thanks for reading my piece. It’s a pretty good movie. Borzage is a sensitive director. I think the movie is on YouTube if you don’t mind going that route. Thanks for joining my matrimonially murderous blogathon with your piece on PLEASE MURDER ME.” I’ve never heard of this movie. Gotta check it out and see how Lansbury acts opposite the imposing Raymond Burr.

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  16. Hi Theresa

    My name is Elaine Furst and I just wanted to introduce myself and tell you how much i enjoy reading your blog. I’m sort of a newbie to this whole classic movie blogging thing and you are one of my idols!.

    That being said, I loved reading some of the entries to your blogathon. I have never heard of nor ever seen HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (LOVE the title, btw!) but my curiousity is now definitely aroused. I was also laughing to myself regarding your feelings about Charles Boyer. I agree on the charms of Boyer (especially in LOVE AFFAIR) but I also loved him in GASLIGHT (one of my all time favorite films, btw.). He was so charmingly despicable. Actually if I had participated in your blogathon, GASLIGHT was going to be my submission (although it doesn’t exactly fit the parameters–Boyer doesn’t exactly want to kill Bergman– he just wants to drive her a little mad is all!)

    I am also a born/bred New Yorker, btw who got my first taste of classic movies via the Million Dollar Movies, the afternoon movies on Channel 7 and the Saturday night movies on channel 11. My little piece of the classic movie blog pie, btw is all about classic movies that were filmed in classic NYC–my favorite old movies, filmed in my favorite city, during my favorite time in NYC.

    Anyway, i just wanted to tell you how again how much I enjoy reading your blog and how much i have learned from you.

    Elaine

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    • Hi there Elaine…thank you so much for taking the time out to read my blog and write me, my fellow-New Yorker. I remember all those shows very well. L0L! “History Is Made At Night” is on YouTube…not the best way to see it but I highly recommend the film. Thank you for your enthusiastic response to my blog. I’m trying. 🙂

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  17. I was not familiar with this film and now I can’t wait to see it. You are so funny I felt like I was watching the movie alongside you! It sounds like quite the emotional roller coaster. The quotes you chose were great – some killer lines (both funny and heartbreaking). I’ve always been a Jean Arthur fan and although I know her voice and personality work so well in comedy, I like her more when she’s serious. I agree with Wendy on Boyer – I think for many of us he becomes an acquired taste as we get older. Thanks again for taking so much time in putting this blogathon together.

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  18. I’m another one who hasn’t seen this (haven’t even heard of it!), but I’m sure glad to know about it now. And thanks to the previous commenter’s tip re: a version on YouTube.

    Sounds like a terrific script, and what a cast! I love, LOVE Jean Arthur in comedy or drama, so that alone is reason to watch ASAP. And Charles Boyer… •sigh!*

    I also LOVED your witty, insightful review. Thanks for hosting this blogathon, and thanks for the introduction to “History is Made at Night”.

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    • Thank you for reading my whackadoodle asides about an unsung movie. When I have the energy, time and heart…I must binge on Frank Borzage’s work. He is a very emotional sensitive director. By that I mean he reaches inside us viewers in a deep manner. YouTube may not be the best way to view “HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT” but if it’s the only game in town… If you do see it Ruth, I would be curious about what you think. As I’ve said throughout these comments, Jean Arthur is rising in my esteem ( though I don’t think I can ever do “A Foreign Affair” again. )

      Thank you AGAIN for joining my blogathon with your wonderful post on one of my favorite films: NIAGARA starring Marilyn Monroe. It was a pleasure to read. Thanks!

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  19. Not only have I not seen this film, I’ve never seen any Charles Boyer films. I just know him in connection with Pepe le Pew! 🙂
    Great article. Thanks again for your hosting of a fun and interesting blogathon!

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