Tuesday’s Overlooked Film: All Through the Night (1941/2)

My entry this week as part of Todd Mason’s ongoing series (which always carries a varied and interesting selection of forgotten or overlooked films) is the 1941 (1942, depending on the source) Humphrey Bogart starrer All Through the Night. Fifth Columnists in league with the Nazis are at large in Manhattan and it is up to Gloves Donahue (Bogart) and his band of fellow criminals to bring down this threat to the nation and the world!

While this film has its tense and dramatic moments, there are a great deal of comedic moments that made this a very entertaining movie. Bogart is often most associated with a gruff, hard-boiled anti-hero persona; this film is one of a few in his career which demonstrates the range of Bogart’s talent and his oft forgotten (deadpan) jocular ability.

The film costars famed character actors Conrad Veidt, Jane Darwell, Peter Lorre, William Demarest and Judith Anderson and features Jackie Gleason, Phil Silvers.
Check out the trailer here:

 

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  1. Patti Abbott says:

    Don’t think I have ever seen it.

  2. This looks really good, I’m trying to figure out how I haven’t seen it before. I mean…Bogie, Conrad Veidt, Peter Lorre…I’ll keep an eye out for this one.

  3. Jack Deth says:

    Hi, Paula and company:

    I’ve seen ‘All Through the Night’ a few times. And it kind of reminds me of a grown up, higher end take on the old ‘Bowery Boy’ comedies of the 30’s and 40’s. With Bogart taking Leo Gorcey’s as ‘Slip’ Mahoney leading Phil Sivers filling in for Huntz Hall’s ‘Satch’ and the gang against some undercover Nazis.

    In fact, The Bowery Boys filling in as reserve Boy Commandos is the only thing missing. in a film that radiates that hallmark Warner Brothers grittiness of the 1940s.

    Great interaction, as always with Peter Lorre. And Conrad Veidt close to steals each scene as the head Bad Guy.

    Well worth seeking out. Just for the fun of it!

  4. That’s cool that this movie displays something we don’t normally see Bogart did. Btw, stay tuned for tomorrow’s list from Jack, inspired by one of your posts 😉
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  5. Thanks for this citation…I’ve only seen a piece of this one, and have been meaning to catch it all eventually…and for your kind words and regular contribtion!
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  6. Oh Iba, this is one of my all time favorite Humphrey Bogart movies and that’s saying a lot because I am not Bogart’s biggest fan. I am a huge fan of Conrad Veid though. I think I wrote about this film a long while back or maybe just mentioned it in passing. At any rate, it’s a fave.

    It’s a film a lot of people have overlooked or forgotten. Great choice!

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