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Murder at Midnight (1931)

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A sophisticated, expensively-dressed group of people gather in a spooky old mansion to watch the first performance of a play. The highlight of the production is a realistic on-stage murder, wherein the victim is shot point-blank, right through the heart, as the clock strikes 12. The audience applauds enthusiastically as the "victim" falls dead, but the applause subsides and gives way to screams of terror when it turns out that the murder is for real! With everyone in the mansion under suspicion -- including, naturally, the butler -- the cops are baffled, and even more so when the primary suspect ends up as victim number two. "This isn't a murder case, it's an epidemic!" moans one of the detectives. Intricately plotted, and with a genuinely surprising solution, Murder at Midnight is far and away superior to your average low-budget mystery.

Cast

Aileen Pringle
as Mrs. Kennedy
Hale Hamilton
as Montrose, Criminologist
Alice White
as Millie Scripps
Robert Elliott
as Inspector Taylor
Clara Blandick
as Aunt Mildred
Brandon Hurst
as Lawrence the Butler
Leslie Fenton
as Grayson, Mrs. Kennedy's Brother
Tyrell Davis
as Englishman
Ken Thomson
as Mr. Kennedy
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