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One Hysterical Night

1929
1h 15m
Comedy/Romance
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Cast

Reginald Denny (William 'Napoleon' Judd)Nora Lane (Nurse Josephine)E.J. Ratcliffe (Wellington)Fritz Feld (Paganini)Slim Summerville (Robin Hood)Joyzelle Joyner (Salome)Jules Cowles (William Tell)Walter Brennan (Paul Revere)Henry Otto (Dr. Hayden)Margaret Campbell (Mrs. Bixby)Peter Gawthorne (Mr. Bixby)D.R.O. Hatswell (Claude Bixby)Rolfe Sedan (Arthur Bixby)Lloyd Whitlock (Attorney Thurston)Clara Blandick (Masquerade Guest - Little Bo Peep)Jack 'Tiny' Lipson (Masquerade Guest)Leo White (Masquerade Guest)

Director

William James Craft

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Synopsis

The scheming aunt and uncle of William Judd, heir to the family fortune, persuade him to pose as Napoleon at a fancy masquerade ball, but they are actually having him committed to an insane asylum. Since all the other inmates/attendees think they are historical figures such as Robin Hood, the Duke of Wellington, Paul Revere, William Tell, Salome, Robinson Crusoe, Sherlock Holmes and others, it takes a while for Judd to separate the wheat from the chaff and prove he is not deranged. His quest becomes more urgent when he falls in love with a nurse named Josephine, who does not think she is Napoleon's "Josephine" but is convinced Judd thinks he is Napoleaon.

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