This Could Be the Night

This Could Be the Night

Jean Simmons
Director: Robert Wise Cast: Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
, Paul Douglas
Paul Douglas
, Anthony Franciosa
Anthony Franciosa
Robert Wise


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A rare comedy effort by director Robert Wise, This Could Be the Night is based on a series of short stories Cordelia Baird Gross. Jean Simmons stars as Anne Leeds, a prim, proper and very level-headed grade-school teacher who takes a night job as secretary to rough-and-tumble nightclub owner Rocco (Paul Douglas). Despite his raffish exterior, Rocco has a heart of gold, and he does is best to protect Anne from Broadway predators in general and ladies'-man Tony Armotti (Anthony Franciosa) in particular. As she struggles to put Rocco's questionable business practices in order, Anne also encourages the efforts of immigrant busboy Hussein (Rafael Campos) to earn his American citizenship, and helps sexy chorine Ivy (Neile Adams) realize her dream of becoming a famous chef. Several veteran thespians add spice to the proceedings, including J. Carroll Naish, Joan Blondell, Murvyn Vye and ZaSu Pitts, while music is provided by the Ray Anthony Orchestra.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2012
UPC: 0883316487976
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 26,164

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean Simmons Anne Leeds
Paul Douglas Rocco
Anthony Franciosa Tony Armotti
Julie Wilson Ivy Corlane
Neile Adams Patsy St. Clair
Joan Blondell Crystal St. Clair
J. Carrol Naish Leon
Rafael Campos Hussein Mohammed
ZaSu Pitts Mrs. Shea
Tom Helmore Stowe Devlin
Murvyn Vye Waxie London
Vaughn Taylor Ziggy Dawlt
Frank Ferguson Mr. Shea
James Todd Mr. Hallerby
June Blair Actor
Richard Collier Homer
Walter Davis Archie Savage Trio
Matty Fain Guest
John Harding Eduardo
Percy Helton Charlie
Harry Hines Actor
Edna Holland Teacher
Gregg Martell Actor
Andrew Robinson Actor
Archie Savage Actor
Lew Smith Waiter
Nita Talbot Chorus Girl
Betty Uitti Sexy Girl
Paul Peterson Boy
Neile McQueen Patsy St. Clair
William Ogden Joyce Actor
Ray Anthony Orchestra Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director
Jack Baker Choreography
George Boemler Editor
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Isobel Lennart Screenwriter
Joe Pasternak Producer
George Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision

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