Over Night


1h 18m 1934

Film Details

Also Known As
Bright Lights of London, That Night in London
Release Date
Jan 1934
Premiere Information
London opening: Aug 1932
Production Company
London Film Productions, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Mundus Distributing Corp.
Country
Great Britain and United States
Location
Great Britain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m

Synopsis

Young bank clerk Dick Warren tires of life in his hum- drum country town, and, thinking that he has been denied a long sought promotion, decides to kill himself. First, however, he sells a customer's bonds and hops on an express train with the money, hoping to have one glorious taste of life in London before killing himself. On the train, he draws the attention of Harry Tresham, a tidy middle-aged man, who himself is drawn to the money in Dick's wallet. Harry convinces Dick to let him show the young man all the exciting sights of the city. He even suggests that they cable his young sister Eve to join them. In actuality, Harry wires Eve Desborough, a beautiful cabaret dancer, and persuades her to help him in his fleecing of Dick. Unfortunately for Harry, Dick and Eve immediately fall in love. Eve decides to save Dick from Harry and leaves the young man behind when she goes back to the Blue Moon Cafe to meet Harry. After she leaves, Dick finds Eve's purse with the address of the cafe, so he goes there to find her. Eve tells Dick the truth about Harry, then Dick tells Eve about his ill-gotten gains. Dick also tells Eve that he has had a change of heart since their meeting, and is anxious to return the stolen funds. Eve persuades Dick to entrust the money to her and promises to meet him later at the train station. When Harry finally comes across Dick, he beats the young man senseless upon discovering that the money is gone. The beating is interrupted when police inspectors arrive in search of Harry, who earlier killed a man during an attempted bank robbery. Harry tries to hide in the prop room, but he is quickly discovered and decides to kill himself rather than be captured. Dick waits at the station for Eve to arrive, but when she does not appear, he brokenheartedly leaves without her. Back at the bank the next day, Dick is informed that he had actually received his promotion. He is miserable until Eve arrives with the money, and she convinces him to confess all to the bank manager. The bank manager tells Dick that he must think the matter over, but in the end, Dick gets both the promotion and Eve.

Film Details

Also Known As
Bright Lights of London, That Night in London
Release Date
Jan 1934
Premiere Information
London opening: Aug 1932
Production Company
London Film Productions, Ltd.
Distribution Company
Mundus Distributing Corp.
Country
Great Britain and United States
Location
Great Britain

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

The working title of this film was Bright Lights of London. The film was released in Great Britain by Paramount under the title That Night in London. While no exact release date in the United States was found, Film Daily Year Book gives the release year as 1934. Hollywood Reporter reported that the film was re-issued in the United States in 1940 in an attempt to capitalize on actor Robert Donat's Academy Award for Goodbye, Mr. Chips. According to modern sources, the crew included Producer Alexander Korda, Pho Robert Martin, Editing Stephen Harrison and Sound A. W. Watkins.