Glamorous Night (film)

Glamorous Night is a 1937 British drama film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Mary Ellis, Otto Kruger and Victor Jory.[2] It is an adaptation of the play Glamorous Night by Ivor Novello.[3] In a mythical European kingdom, King Stefan clashes with his prime minister and falls in love with the gypsy Melitza.

Glamorous Night
Directed byBrian Desmond Hurst
Produced byWalter C. Mycroft
Written byHugh Brooke
Dudley Leslie
William Freshman
J. Lee Thompson (adaptation)
Based onmusical play Glamorous Night by Ivor Novello[1]
StarringMary Ellis
Otto Kruger
Victor Jory
Barry MacKay
Music byIvor Novello (composer: songs and incidental music)
Harry Acres (musical director)
CinematographyFritz Arno Wagner
Edited byFlora Newton
Distributed byAssociated British Picture Corporation (UK)
Release date
  • 28 April 1937 (1937-04-28) (London, UK)
  • 15 December 1937 (1937-12-15) (US)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Critical reception

Sky Movies wrote, "The story creaks like a dowager's stays in this torrid tale of Ruritanian romance and skulduggery based on Ivor Novello's stage success. There are compensations, however, in the tuneful music and elegant production values, to say nothing of gipsies who appear to be addicted to ballet dancing. Victor Jory plays the villainous prime minister with steely determination and an American accent, Mary Ellis is suitably lively although she is hardly a believable Romany. Barry Mackay stands out as an English oil prospector, the role originally played on stage by Novello."[4]


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