A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour complains about the loss of her pimp. His partner, upon hearing the situation, suggests that they fill that opening themselves using the morgue at night .
- Stars:Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long, Gina Hecht, Pat Corley, Bobby Di Cicco, Nita Talbot, Basil Hoffman, Tim Rossovich, Clint Howard, Joe Spinell, Cheryl Carter, Becky Gonzalez, Corki Corman, Jaid Barrymore,
- Director:Ron Howard, ,
- Writer:Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
Straight-laced Henry Winkler takes a night-shift job as a morgue attendant. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour complains about the loss of her pimp, leaving her and many of her hooker friends pimp-less and thus unprotected by the unpredictability of their johns. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Night Shift torrent reviews
(us) wrote: Pretty good rocking movie!! It's a shame they don't do more shows!
(us) wrote: a sad but beautiful story.
(kr) wrote: Finally saw it on cable. (Trying to see Australian movies in the states is almost impossible). Lantana is a well crafted, beautifully written and acted motion picture filled with character studies that leave you thinking long after the film ends.
(br) wrote: very awesome groovy movie
(br) wrote: weird movie, gave you a strange feeling after watched it....btw, the plot is pointless... failure mixture between romance and crime/noir
(au) wrote: This is one of the funniest, cult classic films of all time.
(fr) wrote: It has the same decent touch, tone and charm of a family film like "Cheaper by the Dozen" multiplying the movie by 1.5. (B)(Full review coming soon - with better wording)
(de) wrote: Dialogue, acting, cinematography, and directing are all absolutely superb in this film. An absolute must-see for any film buff.
(nl) wrote: This classic film noir has it all - a tight script, great scenes on location, and the seductive and beautiful Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles is in the role of the guy realizes he's swimming with sharks, but can't stop himself from doing so. Isn't that a common theme in these movies? At Hayworth's urging, he takes a job on her husband's yacht; her husband (Everett Sloane) is a rich, invalid lawyer who is having his wife followed. Things are uneasy from the outset, and then take a turn for the worse when Sloane's partner Grigsby (Glenn Anders) offers him money out of the blue to commit a murder - on himself, Grigsby. Glenn Anders looks like a maniacal Mike Ditka while making this proposition - oh wait, Mike Ditka already looks maniacal, but you get the idea.Rita Hayworth went blonde for this film, which apparently led to the ire of her fans, but she's a knockout and on top of it, she delivers a strong performance. I'm not sure about Orson Welles' Irish accent, but he did give us a great film, and it really was his baby, having written the screenplay, produced, directed, and starred in it opposite Hayworth, his wife of four years who he would divorce shortly after the film's release. The film has great scenes in San Francisco and Acapulco, the 'open air' feel of which provide an interesting counterpoint to the 'noir' plot. There is also, of course, the iconic final sequence in the hall of mirrors. The film is successful but it's too bad Welles wasn't given full creative control, as a great deal of that last sequence was edited out and destroyed, which is a real shame. One reason I like it is because despite some intricacies in the plot which will keep you guessing, it's all explained logically in the end. Another is Welles' direction, which is intelligent and provides interesting camera angles. I'm not sure why this movie was released to mixed reviews in 1947, but it's worth seeing if you like films in this genre.