A young couple is convinced by friends to post as a married couple to impress an eccentric millionaire who is needed as an investor in a business venture. This early Man-Who-Came-To-Dinner comedy plays well enough as light entertainment.
This film may be collectible for Valentino’s presence, but we think that All Night is a prime opportunity to watch an early performance by Carmel Myers. — Carl Bennett
2005 DVD edition
All Night (1918), color-toned black & white, 57 minutes, not rated,
with One A.M. (1916), color-toned black & white, 18 minutes, not rated.
Grapevine Video, no catalog number, UPC 8-42614-10083-3.
One single-sided, single-layered, Region 0NTSC DVD-R disc, 1.33:1 aspect ratio image in full-frame 4:3 (720 x 480 pixels) interlaced scan MPEG-2 format, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, PCM 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 6 chapter stops; standard DVD keepcase, $16.95 (reduced to $14.95).
Release date: September 2005.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition has been mastered from the only known surviving print, a good 16mm reduction print that is soft of image details and contrasty, with plugged-up shadows and featureless highlights. It does appear that brief sections of the film are missing, as some transitions between sections of scenes are abrupt. And, there is nitrate decomposition in the final minutes of the original source print that was copied to make this print.
The film is accompanied by a compilation soundtrack of vintage recordings that have been processed for mock stereo.