CastMae Murray (Renée de Gontran / Renée de Quiros), John St. Polis (Colonel de Gontran (Prologue)), Paul Weigel (Napoleon III (Prologue)), Earl Schenck (Emperor Maximilian - Prologue), Clarissa Selwynne (Empress Eugénie - Prologue), J. Farrell MacDonald (Duc de Moing (Prologue)) LanguageSilent
English intertitles WriterCarl Harbaugh, John Russell Release dateApril 14, 1924 (1924-04-14) People also search forThe Merry Widow, The Senators Bill GenresSilent film, Comedy, Black-and-white, Political drama Written byCarl Harbaugh, John Russell
Mademoiselle midnight 1924
Mademoiselle Midnight is a 1924 American silent drama starring Mae Murray and directed by Murray's then husband, Robert Z. Leonard. The film was written by Carl Harbaugh and John Russell. The film was the final release of Metro under the Tiffany Productions banner, owned by the couple. A complete print of the film survives.
Renée (Mae Murray) is the heiress of a Mexican ranch, granddaughter of a woman known for her recklessness and frivolity at night. This first "Mademoiselle Midnight" is banished in the opening scene by Napoleon III at Empress Eugenie's insistence to Mexico. Renee is kept locked at the hacienda at night by her father to prevent her following in her grandmother's wayward footsteps. She falls in love with a visiting American (Monte Blue) but is also pursued by the craven outlaw Manuel Corrales. Miss Murray gets to do some of her trademark dancing, but this one isn't a comedy, despite comic relief provided by Johnny Arthur.