Night and Day (1946)
Front Cover Actor
Cary Grant Cole Porter
Alexis Smith Linda Lee Porter
Monty Woolley Himself
Ginny Simms Carole Hill
Jane Wyman Gracie Harris
Eve Arden Gabrielle
Victor Francen Anatole Giron
Alan Hale Leon Dowling
Dorothy Malone Nancy
Tom D'Andrea Bernie
John Alvin Petey
Herman Bing "Peaches"
Paul Cavanagh Bart McClelland
Mary Martin
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Music; Biography; Musical
Director Michael Curtiz; Robert Clampett
Producer Arthur Schwartz; Jack L. Warner
Writer William Bowers; Charles Hoffman; Leo Townsend
Studio WARNER HOME VIDEO
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 2 hr 8 mins
Country USA
Color Color
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. With Mary Martin and Monty Woolley as themselves. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1347
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/16/04
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 012569596221
Chapters
Release Date 6/1/04
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned