One Frightened Night (1935) - Rotten Tomatoes

One Frightened Night (1935)





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In this creepy haunted house mystery, a fabulously wealthy old gentleman invites his greedy relatives for dinner and then informs them that since he doesn't want to pay the newly enacted inheritance tax, he will bequeath a million bucks to each of them, but only if his long-gone daughter remains missing. Mayhem ensues when she suddenly shows up.


Charles Grapewin
as Jasper Whyte
Charley Grapewin
as Jasper Whyte
Mary Carlisle
as Doris Waverly
Wallace Ford
as Joe Luvalle
Evelyn Knapp
as 1st Doris
Evalyn Knapp
as 1st Doris
Arthur Hohl
as Arthur Proctor
Hedda Hopper
as Laura Proctor
Regis Toomey
as Tom Dean
Clarence Wilson
as Felix Lawyer
Adrian Morris
as Deputy Sheriff
Clarence H. Wilson
as Felix Lawyer
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Critic Reviews for One Frightened Night

All Critics (1)

A flawed production which doesn't hold up to modern standards of thrillers, but it was a fun film mixing melodrama with comedy.

Full Review… | September 4, 2001
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Audience Reviews for One Frightened Night

An "old dark house" horror/mystery/comedy which follows a lot of the typical elements. A reading of the will occurs and it is determined that the granddaughter is to receive the fortune if she arrives by midnight. If she does not, the money will be spread among five other expectant relatives. Two women claiming to be that granddaughter arrive to the house that night. One of them is murdered so suspuscion is cast on several of the guests. For being B grade this captures all the elements of the bigger studios films very well.


I don't know why someone would highly recommend this movie, it doesn't have any good actors, the story is predictable, and it's kinda boring.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Very entertaining classic whodunit, splashes of humor were very welcoming and the cast is terrific. Good story, very enjoyable. Simple, sweet and short. Great pace.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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