One Night in Lisbon
One Night in Lisbon is a 1941 American thriller film directed by Edward H. Griffith and starring Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll and Patricia Morison. It was based on a British play by John Van Druten. It was one of a cycle of pro-British films produced in Hollywood before the United States' entry into the war in December 1941.
|One Night in Lisbon|
|Directed by||Edward H. Griffith|
|Produced by||Edward H. Griffith|
|Written by||Virginia Van Upp|
|Based on||There's Always Juliet by John Van Druten|
|Starring||Fred MacMurray |
|Music by||Victor Young|
|Edited by||Eda Warren|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|June 13, 1941|
Dwight Houston (Fred MacMurray), an American pilot from Texas pilot, meets a British aristocrat in London amid bombing, and gets caught up in a Nazi spy plot in Portugal. At first Houston is critical of Britain, due to what he perceives to be a condescending attitude on the part of Leonora Perrycaote (Madeleine Carroll); however, he soon realizes in fact that as American he has much in common with them, and that their fight is his fight, remarking poignantly that "It's funny about England and the way Americans feel about you. It's sort of like being related in a way. You know the way you feel about relatives. They do a lot of things that irritate you, but when it comes right down to it, you are related. You have the same ideas, speak the same language and have the same plans for the future," and he realizes that he "shares with them a common history, heritage, language and political ideology"
- Fred MacMurray as Dwight Houston
- Madeleine Carroll as Leonora Perrycoate
- Patricia Morison as Gerry Houston
- John Loder as Cmdr. Peter Walmsley
- Billie Burke as Catherine Enfilden
- May Whitty as Florence
- Edmund Gwenn as Lord Fitzleigh
- Reginald Denny as Erich Strasser
- Billy Gilbert as Popopopoulos
- Marcel Dalio as Concierge
- Bruce Wyndham as Strasser's Aide
- Dick p.94-95
- Glancy, H. Mark. When Hollywood Loved Britain: The Hollywood 'British' Film 1939-1945. Manchester University Press, 1999. pg. 111
- Dick, Bernard F. The Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film. University Press of Kentucky, 1996.
- Glancy, H. Mark. When Hollywood Loved Britain: The Hollywood 'British' Film 1939-1945. Manchester University Press, 1999.