Glamorous Night (film)
Glamorous Night is a 1937 British drama film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Mary Ellis, Otto Kruger and Victor Jory. It is an adaptation of the play Glamorous Night by Ivor Novello. In a mythical European kingdom, King Stefan clashes with his prime minister and falls in love with the gypsy Melitza.
|Directed by||Brian Desmond Hurst|
|Produced by||Walter C. Mycroft|
|Written by||Hugh Brooke|
J. Lee Thompson (adaptation)
|Based on||musical play Glamorous Night by Ivor Novello|
|Music by||Ivor Novello (composer: songs and incidental music)|
Harry Acres (musical director)
|Cinematography||Fritz Arno Wagner|
|Edited by||Flora Newton|
|Distributed by||Associated British Picture Corporation (UK)|
- Mary Ellis ... Melitza Hjos
- Otto Kruger ... King Stefan
- Victor Jory ... Baron Lyadeff
- Barry MacKay ... Anthony Allan
- Trefor Jones ... Lorenti
- Maire O'Neill ... Phoebe
- Anthony Holles ... Maestro
- Charles Carson ... Otto
- Felix Aylmer ... Diplomat
- Finlay Currie ... Angus MacKintosh
- Raymond Lovell ... Ship's Officer
Sky Movies wrote, "The story creaks like a dowager's stays in this torrid tale of Ruritanian romance and skulduggery based on Ivor Novello's stage success. There are compensations, however, in the tuneful music and elegant production values, to say nothing of gipsies who appear to be addicted to ballet dancing. Victor Jory plays the villainous prime minister with steely determination and an American accent, Mary Ellis is suitably lively although she is hardly a believable Romany. Barry Mackay stands out as an English oil prospector, the role originally played on stage by Novello." Writing for The Spectator in 1937, Graham Greene gave the film a mixed review, describing it as "about as bogus as a film could be", but praising Novello's efforts to bring the film "up to date", and appreciating the photography, the camerawork, the direction, and Ellis' "daemonic good looks".
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- Greene, Graham (7 May 1937). "Generation of Conquerors/Lloyds of London/The Gap/Glamorous Night". The Spectator. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. Oxford University Press. pp. 149–150. ISBN 0192812866.)
- Glamorous Night on IMDb
- Official legacy website of the director with filmography including Glamorous Night
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