One New York Night

One New York Night (also released as The Trunk Mystery) is a 1935 American comedy film directed by Jack Conway and written by Frank Davis. The film stars Franchot Tone, Una Merkel, Conrad Nagel, Harvey Stephens, Steffi Duna and Charles Starrett. The film was released on March 3, 1935, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]

One New York Night
Directed byJack Conway
Produced byBernard H. Hyman
Screenplay byFrank Davis
Based onOrder, Please (play)
by Edward Childs Carpenter
Sorry You've Been Troubled (play)
by Walter C. Hackett
StarringFranchot Tone
Una Merkel
Conrad Nagel
Harvey Stephens
Steffi Duna
Charles Starrett
CinematographyOliver T. Marsh
Edited byTom Held
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • March 3, 1935 (1935-03-03)
Running time
71 minutes
CountryUnited States




Writing for The Spectator, Graham Greene praised the film as "a comedy of astonishing intelligence and finish". Greene emphasized the "witty dialogue, [and] the quick intelligent acting" of Tone and Merkel, commenting that the film felt "[bathed] in an atmosphere fantastic, daring and pleasantly heartless".[3]

See also


  1. "One New York Night (1935) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  2. "One New York Night". TV Guide. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  3. Greene, Graham (9 August 1935). "The Trunk Mystery/Hands of Orlac/Look Up and Laugh/The Memory Expert". The Spectator. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. p. 11. ISBN 0192812866.)

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