Men of the Night


Men of the Night (1934)

(featuring Lucille Ball as Peggy)

Lucille Ball Movies

"Stake-Out" Kelly (Bruce Cabot), ace detective, meets Mary Higgins (Judith Allen) at a small Hollywood sandwich shop where he expects to get some information concerning Packey Davis (Charles Sabin), head of a ring of jewel thieves.

His suspicions are confirmed when Mary warns him that Davis is outside waiting for him. Kelly sets a trap and, in the ensuing battle, one of the gangsters is killed.

Davis is interested in rubbing out Kelly as Kelly and Baker are the only two witnesses against Smitty (Arthur Rankin), a Davis henchman. Baker is in the hospital and the plan is bring Smitty there for identification. Kelly accidently slips the secret to Mary, who in turn innocently informs Packey. A trap is laid.

Special Notes: There are a few movie databases that list the incorrect Plot lines for this movie with the 1924 movie of the same name.

Movie #13
Film Date: 1934

Release Date: November 18, 1934
Film Type: drama
Film Color: black/white
Studio: Columbia
Film Length: 58 minutes

Lambert Hillyer (Director)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (Peggy) (uncredited)

Supporting Cast:
Bruce Cabot (Det. Sgt. 'Stake-Out' Kelly)
Judith Allen (Mary Higgins)
Charles Sabin (Packey Davis)
Ward Bond (Det. John Connors)
John Kelly (Chuck)
Arthur Rankin (Pat Smith)
Matthew Betz (Schmidt)
Walter McGrail (Louie)
Maidel Turner (Mrs. Webbley)
Charles C. Wilson (Benson)
Ernie Adams (Sandy)
Nell Baldwin (Woman)
Phyllis Crane (Woman)
Frank Darien (Mr. Webbley)
Louise Dean (Woman)
Lucille De Nevers (Woman)
Pearl Eaton (Ethel)
Eddie Foster (Pedro)
Gladys Gale (Mrs. Everett)
Robert Graves (Mr. Everett)
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian (Henchman)
Al Hill (Hold-up man)
Harry Holman (Fat man at pig stand)
Mitchell Ingraham (Telegraph operator)
Jack King (Newsboy)
Jeanne Lawrence (Woman)
Peggy Leon (Woman)
Tom London (Dave Burns)
Cactus Mack (Bill)
Herman Marks (Henchman)
Frank Marlowe (Gas station attendant)
Charles McMurphy (Policeman)
Frank Meredith (Motorcycle cop)
Louis Natheaux (Hold-up man)
Frank O'Connor (Boss painter)
Bruce Randall (Police car driver)
Matty Roubert (Newsboy)
Dick Rush (Conductor)
Lee Shumway (Detective)
James Wang (Chop Suey Parlor Owner)
Isabel Vecki (Woman)