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History Is Made at Night(1937)

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Although a Hollywood Reporter news item noted that shooting on the picture ended on December 31, 1936, a modern source lists February 9, 1937 as the completion date. picture Specialty performer Seor Wences performed his famous "Coco" hand trick in this film. According to a pre-release Hollywood Reporter news item, cinematographer Gregg Toland was borrowed from Samuel Goldwyn to finish shooting the film when David Abel was called back to RKO to shoot Stepping Toes (see below). A modern source credits Cy Walter as the producer of this film, conflicting with contemporary sources and the onscreen credits, which list Walter Wanger. Frank Borzage is credited in a modern source with additional screenplay contribution. Modern sources list Joshua Logan as dialogue director and Arthur Ripley as second unit director. Modern sources also include the following players in the cast: Jack Mulhall (Waiter), Robert Parrish (Passenger on ship), Barry Norton, Harvey Clarke, Phyllis Barry, Helene Millard, Edward Earle and George Humbert. Actors Maurice Cass and Oscar Apfel, cast as a librarian and a writer respectively, reportedly worked on the film but were cut in the final editing. The song "Adios Muchachos" was later called "I Get Ideas" when English lyrics were added.