Tag Archives: Charles Butterworth
Bermuda Mystery (1944) Benjamin Stoloff, Preston Foster, Ann Rutherford, Charles Butterworth, Mystery
Baby Face Harrington (1935) Raoul Walsh, Charles Butterworth, Una Merkel, Harvey Stephens, Comedy, Crime
Magnificent Obsession (1935) John M. Stahl, Irene Dunne, Robert Taylor, Charles Butterworth, Drama, Romance
Every Day’s a Holiday (1937) A. Edward Sutherland, Mae West, Edmund Lowe, Charles Butterworth, Comedy
The Moon’s Our Home (1936) William A. Seiter, Margaret Sullavan, Henry Fonda, Charles Butterworth, Comedy
The Night Is Young (1935) Dudley Murphy, Ramon Novarro, Evelyn Laye, Charles Butterworth, Romance, Musical, Drama
Based on a story by Vicki Baum, the Sigmund Romberg-Oscar Hammerstein operetta The Night is Young is set in Vienna during the Franz Josef era. To cover up an affair with the married Countess Rafay (Rosalind Russell), Archduke Gustave (Ramon Novarro), the emperor’s nephew, feigns a romance with ballet dancer Lisi (Evelyn Laye). By the time Gustave realizes how much he truly cares for Lisi, the stern Franz Josef (played by Henry Stephenson) admonishes the young man to honor duty over love and to enter into a pre-arranged marriage of state. After a tearful rendition of “When I Grow Too Old to Dream,” Gustave and Lisi bid one another their last farewell. This relentless parade of “Student Prince” cliches is relieved somewhat by the comic expertise of supporting players Una Merkel and Charles Butterworth.