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History Is Made At Night (1937) DVD

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History Is Made At Night (1937)


Frank Borzage    


Gene Towne (screen play),  C. Graham Baker (screen play)  


Charles BoyerJean ArthurLeo Carrillo
History is Made at Night has been described as a romantic tragedy, which it indeed is, up to a point. The film begins deceptively in screwball-comedy fashion with socialite Jean Arthur and handsome head waiter Charles Boyer "meeting cute." But there's nothing cute about Arthur's estranged husband, shipbuilder Colin Clive. Insanely jealous, Clive arranges for the ship on which his wife and her lover are travelling to hit an iceberg--then, aghast at what he has done, Clive commits suicide. As the ship lists dangerously close to sinking beneath the waves, the terrified passengers--Boyer and Arthur included--huddle on the deck. The fog-enshrouded scene in which Charles and Jean affirm their love in the face of death is among the most heartrending sequences ever filmed (the director was Frank Borzage, a past master at transforming potential maudlin material into high-gloss art). Even the happy ending of History is Made at Night does not diminish the power and poignancy of that shipboard scene.

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  1. Beautiful, Hard to Find Movie 5 Star Review

    Posted by on May 12th 2018

    Jean Arthur in one of her finest roles, with Charles Boyer in a great role as well. This movie is very hard to find in decent condition, no less the very good condition of this print.

  2. wonderful movie 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Nov 7th 2015

    Great quality dvd for this hard to find movie. Great performances by Charles Boyer and Jean Arthur.

  3. Boyer/Arthur 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Sep 22nd 2014

    Too bad this pair only made one movie together. Their onscreen chemistry is terrific. While the secondary cast is dated in their performance (except for Leo Carillo), the scenes of Boyer and Arthur are very good. Carillo is good comic relief and you get all this and the tango, too. Love this movie!

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