Sandwiched between my Mock The Week marathon of late I've managed to stick in a few movies that have been showing up from Netflix. A Night To Remember is a 1942 comedy with Loretta Young and Brian Aherne. The movie is based on a novel called The Frightened Stiff by Kelly Roos, the screenplay is by Richard Flournoy and Jack Henley, with Richard Wallace directing. Richard and Jack have a nice lot of credits, including the Blondie series of movies and some other fairly descent comedies. Richard Wallace directed a good number of films but I haven't seen many of them.
Brian is a mystery writer and Loretta is his wife. His next book is going to be set in Greenwich Village and she thinks they should try living there to suck up the atmosphere. She rents the basement apartment in a building. While they are moving in Brian think he remembers the place as a speak easy. Soon after a dead body shows up.
There's a mystery going on in the apartment building. Brian and Loretta figure out what's happening and help out. There's plenty of fun dialog and silly bits going on. I'd seen it before and laughed at the same gags again. Sidney Toler plays a plays the police detective. Interesting to see him out of Charlie Chan makeup. I'd recommend it, you can give it a shot at the link in the title above.