WriterScott Darling, Scott Darling, Frank R. Strayer Release dateSeptember 1, 1931 CastAileen Pringle (Esme Kennedy), Alice White (Millie Scripps), Hale Hamilton (Phillip Montrose), Robert Elliott (Inspector Taylor), Clara Blandick (Aunt Julia Gray Kennedy), Brandon Hurst (Lawrence) Similar moviesRelated Frank R Strayer movies
Murder at midnight 1931 mystery
Murder at Midnight is a 1931 American Pre-Code murder mystery whodunit directed by Frank R. Strayer.
A murder during a game of charades at a society party leads the police to begin the hunt through the guest-list for a motive and culprit, involving a changed will and booby-trapped telephones. The killer strikes several more times in an attempt to conceal their identity, until all is revealed.
Aileen Pringle as Esme Kennedy
Alice White as Millie Scripps
Hale Hamilton as Phillip Montrose
Robert Elliott as Inspector Taylor
Clara Blandick as Aunt Julia Gray Kennedy
Brandon Hurst as Lawrence
Leslie Fenton as Walter Grayson
William Humphrey as Colton
Tyrell Davis as The Englishman
Kenneth Thomson as Jim Kennedy
Robert Ellis as Duncan Channing
Footage from the film was re-used in The Mirror Crack'd (1980).
A print is preserved in the Library of Congress collection Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation. A working/alternative title is The Monster Kills.