One Crowded Night

  • 1940
  • 1 HR 08 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

GRAND HOTEL in a California auto court, this film features just about every stereotypical character RKO could dig up. The film covers a single night in the court, jumping from one story to another until all the loose ends are tied up nicely by the finish. Among the players are an escaped convict and the mobsters pursuing him, a sailor AWOL from the Navy...read more

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GRAND HOTEL in a California auto court, this film features just about every stereotypical character RKO could dig up. The film covers a single night in the court, jumping from one story to another until all the loose ends are tied up nicely by the finish. Among the players are an escaped

convict and the mobsters pursuing him, a sailor AWOL from the Navy to be with his soon-to-deliver wife, and the authorities pursuing him, a woman with a shady past and the straight-arrow type who loves her, and a drunken doctor who's selling an elixir to cure any ailment. The cast performs

creditably, but the story is so predictable that it doesn't really matter much. Reis made his directorial debut with this film. He would go on to do a number of entries in the FALCON series before achieving what was probably his greatest success with THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER (1947).

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