• Night and Day (1946)

Night and Day

Release Date: 1946

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 8 min

Plot Summary

When his first stage show fails, songwriter Cole Porter (Cary Grant) goes off to fight in World War I until, injured, he lands in a hospital. He impresses nurse Linda Lee (Alexis Smith) with his creativity, but their budding romance must wait as Cole heads home. Back in New York, he mounts a series of popular shows, and when his work brings him back to Europe, he eventually marries Linda. But success doesn't spare him from marital complications or bad news about a beloved relative.

Cast: Cary Grant, Alexis Smith, Monty Woolley, Ginny Simms, Jane Wyman, Eve Arden, Mary Martin, Victor Francen

Director: Michael Curtiz

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Keywords: Friend, Mother, Rise, Inspiring, Quest, 1940s, Hospital, 1930s, Love, New York City, Touching

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Village Voice

    Some of it is hilarious, some sad, all filtered through Hong's inimitably wry take on the unbearable lightness of being . . . himself. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Regardless of critics' assertion of a change in style, Hong core group of intellectual admirers will still find pleasure in his cerebral film language, nuanced dialogue, and droll observations of a Korean abroad. show more

  • 100
    Keith UhlichTime Out

    Filmmakers from Jacques Rivette to Hou Hsiao-hsien have treated the City of Light like Alice’s rabbit hole; writer-director Hong Sang-soo similarly embraces the fantasy, but goes one step further in this extraordinary character study by fully erasing the line that separates the actual from the fictional. show more

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Nominated Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture)