All in a Night's Work (film)

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All in a Night's Work
All in a Nights Work 1961 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Joseph Anthony
Produced by Hal Wallis
Screenplay by Edmund Beloin
Maurice Richlin
Sidney Sheldon
Story by Owen Elford (play)
Margit Veszi
Starring Dean Martin
Shirley MacLaine
Cliff Robertson
Charles Ruggles
Music by André Previn
Cinematography Joseph LaShelle
Edited by Howard A. Smith
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • 1961 (1961)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

All in a Night's Work is a 1961 romantic screwball comedy starring Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, and directed by Joseph Anthony.[1]


Tony Ryder's uncle, the wealthy owner of a newspaper, has just died. The young playboy Tony inherits the paper but is left with a board of directors that thinks he's unsuited for the task, plus a hotel detective who thinks Tony should know about a girl who was seen running away from his uncle's Palm Beach hotel room, wearing nothing but a Turkish towel and an earring, on the night of his death.

Tony discovers that the young lady in question, Katie Robbins, is employed in his own research department. The board decrees that he must send in the detective to watch her and head off any attempts at blackmail. But the more time Tony spends trying to get Katie to open up about what her relationship to his uncle was, the less he cares. Complications ensue in the form of Ms. Robbins's fiancé—he's a strait-laced veterinarian—and the board's insistence that Katie be silenced at all costs.


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