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All In a Night's Work (1961)

Dean Martin , Shirley MacLaine , Joseph Anthony  |  NR |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Cliff Robertson, Charles Ruggles, Norma Crane
  • Directors: Joseph Anthony
  • Writers: Edmund Beloin, Margit Veszi, Maurice Richlin, Owen Elford, Sidney Sheldon
  • Producers: Hal B. Wallis, Joseph H. Hazen
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2005
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006VXMM6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,632 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "All In a Night's Work" on IMDb

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After the sudden death of magazine publisher Colonel Ryder, his nephew, Tony (Martin) inherits the magazine and has big plans to expand it. While negotiating a loan from the bank, Tony gets a call from a detective surrounding his uncle's death. It turns out Colonel Ryder died in his hotel room with a smile on his face and a young woman (MacLaine) was seen fleeing his room wearing only a towel. Suspicious of this woman and afraid the magazine's wholesome image may be tarnished and their loan denied, Tony asks the detective to stick around and find her. What ensues is a series of misunderstandings.

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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 60's Comedy Romance Classic!! January 17, 2005
By viewer
This is a another superb comedy romance classic starring Shirley MacClaine and Dean Martin Hopefully dvd distributors will have the decency to release another 60's MacClaine classic"Please Come Home",it would be very beneficial for both them and us!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All In a Night's Work August 25, 2011
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This is a wonderfully charming romantic comedy, that has a Cinderella-like feel to it, as the worker in research (heroine) gets the owner of the company in the end (hero). This is the type of movie that can be watched over and over again without losing its flair. I love the twists in this one, and really funny misunderstandings, and the great chemistry between the two leads. This is a very cute movie that is a must have for any romance and comedy lovers...a keeper
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars hilarious caper comedy August 3, 2007
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ALL IN A NIGHT'S WORK pairs up Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine for an hilarious comedy full of mistaken identities, wrong conclusions, blackmail and counter-blackmail. It's a rare treat.

When a mysterious half-naked girl is seen running from a Palm Beach hotel room containing the deceased publishing tycoon Colonel Ryder, an overzealous private investigator tracks her all the way back to New York. It turns out that she is Katie Robbins (Shirley MacLaine), an employee of Ryder's research department. Ryder's nephew Paul (Dean Martin), the new president of the company, is assigned the task of discovering Katie's true "motives".

MacLaine and Martin have a brilliant comic chemistry in this bubbly, fast-paced romantic comedy. They had previously co-starred in "Artists and Models" (1955), "Some Came Running" (1958), "Career" (1959"), and "Ocean's Eleven" in 1960 (with "What a Way to Go!" as their follow-up to this movie in 1964).

Shirley MacLaine's delicious wardrobe was designed by Edith Head, with an underrated, jazzy score composed by Andre Previn. The strong ensemble cast includes Gale Gordon (aka Mr Mooney from "The Lucy Show"), Charlie Ruggles, Mabel Albertson, Jerome Cowan, Cliff Robertson, Norma Crane and Jack Weston.

The DVD features a sharp anamorphic print with a mono soundtrack and optional English subtitles. (Single-sided, single-layer disc).
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All in a Night's Work August 17, 2006
By T T W
a very fun flick--- where Dino gets to be Dino, and Shirley Mac

is simply adoreable. but what other word can you use for Shirley? great pacing, with good twists & turns ---- not to mention Shirley's curves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EFFICIENT COMEDY September 2, 2010
This is a fast paced comedy. There are no dull moments and the movie zips along. This is a movie I can and have watched over and over. In all the viewings I have noticed an interesting scene. In the middle of the movie Shirley and Marge are walking through the front doors of the Ryder bldg and heading toward the elevators. A man walks by, bumps into and maybe grabs a little of Marge's rear. That had to be a prank by the guy. Maybe he was the producer or director. The reaction of Marge is priceless.

One of my favorite lines is from the picture on the DVD cover(upper left). Dean states, "I was helping her into her coat." Cliff responds, "What was she doing? Crawling into it?"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good movie. A true Dean Martin type movie August 11, 2014
Very good movie. A true Dean Martin type movie.All the cast did a great job and it was a fun to watch. I hate to say to much about movies and spoil it.Though I did find one part a bit strange. When Deans charactor actually coaxs his Married friend to go out with him and two other women..because they can now after fooling his wife! What the heck! I don't see that to much in older movies so I am not sure if that was exceptable in those days to do that but thought it stange and not something exceptable nowdays...though there are strange people who do that sort of thing. It seems a lot of Dean Martin movies are in the swinger type mode.
Still a fun movie otherwise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my all time favorite films November 9, 2008
This film makes me laugh hard whenever I watch it. Shirley's assertiveness and Dino's macho charms seem to spark fireworks throughout the comedy. Jack Weston is perfect in the part of the detective and Cliff Robertson is a hilarious choice for a veterinarian. Shirley and Dino rank up at the top of my list of most sexy screen couples along with Bogart and Bacall or Gable and Lombard. Many a junior high afternoon was spent watching it over to see if 'all' of Shirley might be showing under her towel.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Typical 60's comedy July 14, 2014
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Screwball comedy, yes, fast paced, no. It was nice to see Shirley Maclain so young you almost do not recognize her.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth seeing but forgettable
An enjoyable but predictable comedy. Very well directed.
Published 13 days ago by A Movie Buff
4.0 out of 5 stars Good flick, bit needs more Dean
I don't normally like Shirley MacLaine movies, bit she is really good in these old films. I can see where Renee Zellweger gets some of her style from. Read more
Published 9 months ago by T. Bush
3.0 out of 5 stars Flawed treasure
Classic and wonderful cast, Technicolor, Edith Head spinning haute style in monochrome the way no one can do any more, hilarious screw ball mixups, perfect comic timing... Read more
Published on February 18, 2012 by Avid Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Dean Martin / Shirley McLaine
Love Dean's movies. This one especially. Like Shirley McLaine too.
I would recommend this movie to any Dean Fan.
I was very satisfied with this purchase.
Published on August 13, 2010 by Kathleen Dore
3.0 out of 5 stars All In A Nights Work
This movie was really cute and fun. They don't make movies like this any more.
Published on May 29, 2010 by Tracie Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful romantic comedy 60s classic - great movie!
I thoroughly enjoyed this superb movie with Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, it was lots of fun, fast paced and well written. Read more
Published on September 16, 2009 by Kenneth Calhoun
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect romantic comedy
This movie is absolutely adorable. Dean is always wonderful to watch and he is perfect as the rich playboy. Shirley Maclaine is wonderful to watch as well. Read more
Published on October 25, 2008 by Twiggy
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Published on December 31, 2007 by Mary E. Moore
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