In this comedy thriller, Humphrey Bogart must have had fun in the change-of-pace role of Gloves Donahue, a New York gambler and petty crook. Gloves is definitely more interested in his racing sheet and favorite cheesecake than he is in current events, until the baker gets bumped off, and that changes everything.
The fun is winningly contagious in a spoof that pits him against Nazi spies. The wonderful supporting cast of shady, but good guys includes William Demarest, Jackie Gleason and Phil Silvers, all of whom seem to have stepped from Damon Runyons Guys and Dolls world.
DVD Special Features
Commentary by director Vincent Sherman and Bogart biographer Eric Lax Warner Night at the Movies 1942 short subjects gallery: . Vintage newsreel . Joe Doakes comedy short So You Want to Give Up Smoking . Classic cartoon Lights Fantastic . Trailers of All Through the Night and 1942s Gentleman Jim . New featurette Call the Usual Suspects: The Craft of the Character Actor . Subtitles: English, Franais & Espaol (feature film only)