Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Remember Last Night?

Wow, just watched a very *entertaining* film from 1935 called Remember Last Night off TCM. Where do I start?

The plot of the movie is about a bunch of couples going out to celebrate one couple's wedding anniversary. This consists of going from home to home to drink themselves silly. I've never seen a film with so much drinking in it. Anyhow, someone gets murdered and no one remembers anything cause they were all too drunk and still hung over. One scene consists of the drunkards firing a cannon from their mansion porch at a yacht! It's a decent murder mystery once you get past the drinking.

Very cool cast lineup, IMHO:
  • Edward Arnold - Love him
  • Robert Young - Wow, he's so young (no pun intended) he looks nothing like you'd think of him from TV
  • Constance Cummings
  • Sally Eilers - Remember her from Made on Broadway...
  • Reginald Denny
  • Robert Armstrong - Kong!
  • Arthur Treacher - Holy cow - I thought that was a fake name for a fast food restaurant. I love this guy as butler. The chain is actually named after him!
What's really a hoot is the police detective team is the same as from Hide-Out (Edward Arnold & Edward Brophy).

Screen caps to come...I just gotta add some.


Anonymous said...

Keeping with the Hide-Out connection...did you notice the girl who played Penny (Louise Henry) was the same actress who played the night club singer Bob drops his date for ?

And Edward Brophy never fails to amuse...

"Noel, Noel...hey, that's French for Christmas ain't it?";p

And I had no idea Arthur had a fast food chain named in his honor!

Anonymous said...

I loved that Bob and Constance tried (and succeeded) in saving the woman who took poison by walking her around, slapping her face, and forcefeeding her coffee! Nice simple poison antidote! I'll have to remember that the next time the kids get into the household chemicals!

Anonymous said...

Ya, either that was some weak poison or some seriously strong coffee!