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Director  Frank R. Strayer
Genre  Mystery
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb

Cinematography  William Rees
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Country  USA
Murder at Midnight (1931 film) movie poster
Writer  Scott Darling, Scott Darling, Frank R. Strayer
Release date  September 1, 1931
Cast  Aileen 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 movies  Related 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.

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Plot summary

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.

Cast

  • 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
  • Post production

    Footage from the film was re-used in The Mirror Crack'd (1980).

    Preservation status

  • A print is preserved in the Library of Congress collection Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation. A working/alternative title is The Monster Kills.
  • References

    Murder at Midnight (1931 film) Wikipedia
    Murder at Midnight (1931 film) IMDb Murder at Midnight (1931 film) themoviedb.org


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