Night and Day
- Original title
Night and Day
- Running time
- 128 min.
- United States
Charles Hoffman, Leo Townsend, William Bowers
Peverell Marley, William V. Skall
Warner Bros. Pictures
Drama. Musical | Biography
- Synopsis / Plot
- With Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) as director, Cary Grant in the lead, and wall-to-wall songs by Cole Porter, how could Night and Day lose? Why, by taking broad liberties with the composer's life story and failing to live up to expectations. If you can overlook such shortcomings, however, it's lively entertainment that doesn't completely deserve the scorn it has elicited. Grant is good as a bon vivant who had a way with words but lacked the discipline to pursue a career in law. As a singer, on the other hand, he's merely adequate. Curtiz wisely has the fine supporting actresses (Jane Wyman, Ginny Simms, etc.) handle the big numbers such as "You're the Top." Also, Porter's story was meant for black and white. The Technicolor process adds an unfortunate garishness to the tale of a man whose very name has become a synonym for elegance.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Soundtrack (Musical)
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