All Through the Night

directed by Vincent Sherman
Category: "Suspense"
Year of Release:1942
Date Added:01/28/2020
Date Watched:01/28/2020
Description:Gambler Gloves Donahue (Humphrey Bogart) goes to a bakery to find out why his cheesecake is late. He finds out the baker has been killed, and he sees Leda Hamilton (Kaaren Verne), a mysterious woman who disappears. When Gloves is charged with the murder, he knows he has to track her down to find out who really committed the murder. He finds her and loses her and finds her again. Along the way, he discovers that she's working with a gang of Nazi fifth-columnists who are planning an attack. Gloves and his men get caught and escape more times than I could keep track of. When Gloves tries to involve the police, they won't listen, so he contacts rival gangs and the gangsters take on the Nazis. The Nazi leader Ebbing (Conrad Veidt) takes off, holding Gloves at gunpoint. He reveals his plot to drive a bomb-filled boat and blow up a battleship at the entrance to New York harbor. At the last minute, Gloves dives from the boat and steers it into a lumber barge, saving the battleship. It turns out that Leda was only working with the Nazis because they were holding her father. Gloves ends up a hero and gets the girl.
My Rating:6

Reviews for All Through the Night

Review - All Through the Night

It started out fun, but it seemed to go on forever. It was played for laughs much of the time, with William Demarest, Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers, and several other comedians and character actors along for the ride. Peter Lorre was a Nazi hit man. It felt a lot more like a Saturday serial than a serious suspense movie. Maybe that's why IMDB calls it a "action, comedy, crime, drama, thriller, war" movie.
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