All Night was based on "One Bright Idea", a short story by Edgar Franklin. The hero is one of those ubiquitous "Get Rich Quick" types, who hopes to secure a $1 million deal by throwing a dinner party. This being a comedy, nothing comes off as planned; at one point, the hero and his wife are forced to pose as their own servants. Everything turns out OK, however, as you knew it would. All Night is historically important in that it features Rudolph Valentino (here billed as Rodolph) in one of his first important screen roles.