All in a Night's Work


1h 34m 1961

Brief Synopsis

Colonel Ryder, the publisher of a magazine, dies while on vacation. Tony, his swinging nephew, inherits the magazine and takes over. Presently, the magazine is planning to expand and to do so they need some capital. Tony's trying to arrange a loan through his friend. He is then informed by the hotel detective of the hotel that his uncle died in, that on the night of his death, a woman, wearing only a towel, came out of his room, and ran away before the detective could catch up with her. They suspect that the Colonel was "with" her on the night he died, cause he was smiling when he died. Tony and two of his uncle's confidants are worried that not only if the bank hears of this they will not get the loan but the magazine wholesome image could be tarnished. So they ask the detective to stay around so he could identify her. What they don't know is that the woman is Katie Robbins, one of the magazine's researchers and that she entered the room by "accident". When the detective identifies her and after having a few misconceived conversations with her, they suspect that she is trying to extort them, and she thinks that Tony's a nut.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
New York opening: 22 Mar 1961
Production Company
Hal Wallis Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on a play by Owen Elford (title and production undetermined) and a story by Margit Veszi (title and publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

While on vacation in Palm Beach, Katie Robbins, a researcher for a Manhattan publishing house, saves an inebriated millionaire from drowning. When she sheds her wet clothes, however, the grateful millionaire becomes so amorous that Katie is forced to flee, clad only in a towel and earrings. She darts into somebody else's room and finds a man lying in bed with a blissful smile on his face. As she races back into the corridor, the house detective spies her and gives chase. Though he loses her, he finds one of her earrings. Unknown to Katie, the stranger in bed was the deceased head of the publishing firm where she works. Playboy Tony Ryder inherits the company and is warned that the firm will probably be blackmailed by the mystery woman seen running from the dead man's room. Once Tony spots Katie with the missing earring, he immediately leaps to the wrong conclusion and tries to thwart any blackmail attempts by giving Katie a $200 a week raise. Furthermore, he tries to speed up her marriage to veterinarian Warren Kingsley, Jr., in the hope that Katie will ease up on her demands. When this backfires, Tony invites Katie to his apartment for dinner. After filling her with champagne and romantic ideas, he announces that he is willing to forgive her for trying to blackmail the firm. Furious, Katie stalks out. Tony then realizes that Katie is innocent and that he is in love with her.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1961
Premiere Information
New York opening: 22 Mar 1961
Production Company
Hal Wallis Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on a play by Owen Elford (title and production undetermined) and a story by Margit Veszi (title and publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m
Sound
Stereo
Color
Color (Technicolor)

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Notes

Copyright claimants: Hal B. Wallis and Joseph H. Hazen.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 22, 1961

Released in United States Winter December 31, 1960

Released in United States March 22, 1961

Released in United States Winter December 31, 1960