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DVR Alert: Casablanca & All Through the Night (1942)

26 Jun

I’m going to go ahead and assume you’ve seen Casablanca, which seems safe. Always worth seeing again – though privately I’m glad it’s on at 3:00 a.m., when I first saw it. I love this era of twenty-four classics, but I do sort of miss the up-all-night-to-catch-the-good-ones days.

allthroughthenight13But That Movie will be followed by its perfect Vichy Waterwine/cheese pairing, All Through the Night (airing on TCM at 5:00 a.m. “tonight”), made the same year, also starring Humphrey Bogart and Conrad Veidt, and also featuring Peter Lorre. But with Phil Silvers added! Admit it: that’s what Casablanca was always missing.

It’s a lovely, goofily anti-Nazi comedy with a bunch of hoods fighting The Bad Guys, hoods including Frank McHugh, William Demarest, and Edward Brophy. Set that DVR, or stay up for it. Such a lot of fun – and not just frivolous fun: laughing at this movie is proven to defeat Nazis. So, you know…get involved.