Lady for a Night

Overview

The unlikely combination of John Wayne and Joan Blondell adds a bit of vinegar and spice to the so-so costume drama Lady for a Night. Blondell is cast as Jenny Blake, owner of the Memphis Belle-not a WW2 bomber, but a gambling ship moored just outside New Orleans. Jenny's partner and erstwhile suitor is local political boss Jack Morgan Wayne. She loves Morgan, but decides to marry for money and prestige, and to that end weds "black sheep" socialite Alan Alderson Ray Middleton. Her new in-laws are infuriated by ...
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Overview

The unlikely combination of John Wayne and Joan Blondell adds a bit of vinegar and spice to the so-so costume drama Lady for a Night. Blondell is cast as Jenny Blake, owner of the Memphis Belle-not a WW2 bomber, but a gambling ship moored just outside New Orleans. Jenny's partner and erstwhile suitor is local political boss Jack Morgan Wayne. She loves Morgan, but decides to marry for money and prestige, and to that end weds "black sheep" socialite Alan Alderson Ray Middleton. Her new in-laws are infuriated by this marriage of convenience, and do everything they can to ruin Jenny in the eyes of society. When Alderson dies suddenly, his vengeful mother Julia Blanche Yurka accuses Jenny of poisoning her husband. Throughout the subsequent trial and scandal, Morgan stands loyally by Jenny's side, convincing her at long last that he's been the "right man" for her all along. Hattie Noel, who two years earlier lost the role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind to Hattie McDaniel, essays a neat Mammy-like characterization as Jenny's all-knowing maidservant.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2013
  • UPC: 887090054706
  • Original Release: 1941
  • Rating:

  • Source: Olive Films
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Remastered / B&W
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,347

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Blondell Jenny Blake
John Wayne Jack Morgan
Philip Merivale Stephen Alderson
Ray Middleton Alan Alderson
Blanche Yurka Julia Alderson
Edith Barrett Katherine Alderson
Leonid Kinskey Boris
Hattie Noel Chloe
Montagu Love Judge
Carmel Myers Mayor's wife
Dorothy Burgess Flo
Guy Usher Governor
Ivan Miller Mayor
Patricia Knox Mabel
Lew Payton Napoleon
Marilyn Hare Mary Lou
Margaret Armstrong Governor's Wife
Gertrude Astor Woman
Dudley Dickerson
Jack George Orchestra Leader
Dolores Gray Dolores
The Hall Johnson Choir
Betty Hill Governor's Daughter
Dewey Robinson Horse Dealer
Henry Thomas
Minerva Urecal Spinster
Pierre Watkin Prosecutor
Paul White Black Specialty Dancer
Technical Credits
Leigh Jason Director
Norbert F. Brodin Cinematographer
David Buttolph Score Composer
Albert J. Cohen Associate Producer
Isabel Dawn Screenwriter
Boyce de Gaw Screenwriter
Cy Feuer Musical Direction/Supervision
Garrett Elsden Fort Original Story
John Victor Mackay Art Director
Ernest Nims Editor
Murray Seldeen Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lady for a Night
1. Chapter I [12:10]
2. Chapter II [10:08]
3. Chapter III [12:12]
4. Chapter IV [16:29]
5. Chapter V [14:55]
6. Chapter VI [7:40]
7. Chapter VII [3:42]
8. Chapter VIII [10:25]
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