One Thrilling Night

One Thrilling Night

John Beal
Director: William Beaudine Cast: John Beal
John Beal
, Wanda McKay
Wanda McKay
, Warren Hymer
Warren Hymer
William Beaudine


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Among the few wartime comedies that are still genuinely funny today, Monogram's One Thrilling Night (aka Horace Takes Over). stars John Beal and Wanda McKay as a somewhat dimwitted newlywed couple honeymooning in New York. Beal hopes to spend some "quality time" with Wanda before he's to report for Army induction the next morning, but this hardly seems likely. The couple's tiny hotel room is constantly invaded by pesky strangers, the more contentious of which is criminal Tom Neal, who's looking for a cache of loot hidden by Pierce Lynden. Despite the well-meaning efforts of house detective Warren Hymer, poor Beal is kidnapped twice before the night is over. Engaging in its silliness, One Thrilling Night is a special favorite of B-picture enthusiasts: When one such movie buff asked John Beal why his character continually hangs a "Do Not Disturb" inside his hotel suite, the actor replied, "Because he's stupid."

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2012
UPC: 0883904275121
Original Release: 1942
Source: Mgm Mod
Sales rank: 62,723

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Beal Horace Jackson
Wanda McKay Millie Jason
Warren Hymer Pat Callahan
Barbara Pepper Dottie
Tom Neal Frankie Saxton
Ernie S. Adams Pete
Lynton Brent Joe
Pierce Lyden Actor
Gene O'Donnell Actor
Jimmy O'Gatty Tubby
Tom Herbert Actor
Charles Williams Actor
John Farrell MacDonald Sgt. Haggerty
Jerry Sheldon Duke Keesler

Technical Credits
William Beaudine Director
Martin G. Cohn Editor
A.W. Hackel Producer
Joseph Hoffman Screenwriter
Marcel Le Picard Cinematographer
Frank Sanucci Musical Direction/Supervision

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