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The Donovan Affair

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Director  Frank Capra
Story by  Owen Davis
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure, Comedy
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Country  United States
The Donovan Affair movie poster
Writer  Owen Davis, Howard J. Green
Release date  April 11, 1929 (1929-04-11)
Screenplay  Howard J. Green, Dorothy Howell
Cast  Jack Holt (Inspector Killian), Dorothy Revier (Jean Rankin), William Collier (Cornish)
Similar movies  Star of Midnight (1935), The Preview Murder Mystery (1936), Half Past Midnight (1948), Green Eyes (1934), X Marks the Spot (1942)

The Donovan Affair is a 1929 American Pre-Code comedic murder-mystery film directed by Frank Capra. It was produced by Harry Cohn for Columbia Pictures. Its original soundtrack, recorded on soundtrack discs, has been lost, although it has been recreated for live performances.

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Plot

After the lights go out at a fancy party, Jack Donovan (John Roche) turns up dead. Inspector Killian (Jack Holt) is called to the scene. As part of the investigation, he calls for a re-enactment of the events leading up to the murder. The lights go out, and another person turns up dead. Inspector Killian again calls for a re-enactment.

Cast

  • Jack Holt as Inspector Killian
  • Dorothy Revier as Jean Rankin
  • William Collier Jr. as Cornish
  • Agnes Ayres as Lydia Rankin
  • John Roche as Jack Donovan
  • Fred Kelsey as Carney
  • Hank Mann as Dr. Lindsey
  • Wheeler Oakman as Porter
  • Virginia Brown Faire as Mary Mills
  • Alphonse Ethier as Captain Peter Rankin
  • Edward Hearn as Nelson
  • Ethel Wales as Mrs. Lindsey
  • References

    The Donovan Affair Wikipedia
    The Donovan Affair IMDb The Donovan Affair themoviedb.org


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