Everything Happens at Night (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

Everything Happens at Night (1939)





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20th Century Fox's Christmas gift to moviegoers in 1939, this fanciful comedy-drama features the studio's darling of the ice, Sonja Henie. She plays the daughter of a Nobel Peace Prize-winner feared murdered by the German Gestapo. A couple of rival American newspaper reporters, Ray Milland and Robert Cummings, discover that the legendary Professor Norden (Maurice Moscovich) is still very much alive and living under an assumed name in Switzerland. The heroes, however, completely forget their critical assignment after spotting the professor's lovely daughter, Louise (Henie), and their preoccupation with the girl nearly leads to disaster. Fox borrowed Ray Milland from Paramount for this Henie vehicle, which was partially filmed at Sun Valley, ID.


Sonja Henie
as Louise Norden
Ray Milland
as Geoffrey Thompson
Robert Cummings
as Ken Morgan
Alan Dinehart
as Fred Sherwood
Fritz Feld
as Gendarme
Maurice Moscovich
as Dr. Hugo Norden
William Edmunds
as Hotel Clerk
Michael Visaroff
as Otto, the Woodcutter
Christian Rub
as Telegrapher
Frank Reicher
as Becher, the Pharmacist
John Bleifer
as Sled Driver
Adolph Milar
as Sled Driver
Russ Powell
as Hilda's Papa
George Davis
as Bellhop
Paul Porcasi
as Bartender
Eleanor Wesselhoeft
as Woodcutter's wife
Rolfe Sedan
as Felicien, the Waiter
Louis Mercier
as Taxi Driver
Russell Powell
as Hilda's Papa
Albert Conti
as Maitre d'Hotel
Martha Bamattre
as Pharmacist's Wife
Torben Meyer
as Station Master
Joseph De Stefani
as Norden Servant
Georges Renavent
as Gendarme on Dock
Jean Del Val
as Gendarme
Holmes Herbert
as Featherstonebaugh
Wolfgang Zilzer
as Dock Lounger
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Critic Reviews for Everything Happens at Night

All Critics (2)

The moment the plot turns from comedy to drama, it becomes so muddled and far-fetched, that the spectator is bored.

August 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Everyone is happy and the audience is a little bored... We wish better luck for the graceful skater in the future. [Full review in Spanish]

April 3, 2020 | Full Review…

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