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Mademoiselle Midnight (1924)

Mademoiselle Midnight is a 1924 American silent drama starring Mae Murray and directed by Murray's then husband, Robert Z. Leonard. The film was written by Carl Harbaugh and John Russell. ... See full summary »

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Renée de Gontran / Renée de Quiros
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Colonel de Gontran (Prologue) (as John Sainpolis)
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Owen Burke / Jerry Brent
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João / Manuel Corrales
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Don Pedro de Quiros
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Don José de Quiros
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Dr. Sanchez
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Carlos de Quiros
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Padre Francisco
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Chiquita
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Dueña / Mme. Nellie
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Mademoiselle Midnight is a 1924 American silent drama starring Mae Murray and directed by Murray's then husband, Robert Z. Leonard. The film was written by Carl Harbaugh and John Russell. The film was the final release of Metro under the Tiffany Productions banner, owned by the couple. A complete print of the film survives.

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14 April 1924 (USA)  »

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A Menina Meia-Noite  »

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Mae Murray was heavily involved in the costume designs in her films. She spent much of the Christmas holiday of 1923 working on the costumes for this film. See more »

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Mae Murray in Mexico
23 May 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

French-Mexican spitfire Mae Murray (as Renée) troubles her father by following in the ways of her ancestral feminine side - she's a reckless spirit who must be constrained. Despite being kept under close watch, Ms. Murray manages time for bull-fighting with kindred spirit cousin Johnny Arthur (as Carlos), and sneaks out to dance wildly at a fiesta. While out partying, Murray attracts the attention of Monte Blue (as Jerry aka Owen). Meanwhile, fearsome Robert McKim (as Joao aka Manuel) tries to get control of Murray's ranch, by shooting her father. Then, revolutionary forces conspire to commit Murray to an asylum, and steal her estate.

This silent film could be confusing to many modern viewers. It's an historical epic fashioned for star Mae Murray, by her director husband Robert Z. Leonard and their "Tiffany" production company. Those who labeled it a "comedy-western" were probably bewildered by the opening segments (with Abraham Lincoln and Napoleon), and lost interest after Murray's comic bull-fighting and fiesta segments. To make matters worse, there are different versions of "Mademoiselle Midnight" - with "Renée" sporting last names "Gontran", "Quiros", and "Sorolla" - depending on the print you see, translation and editing could be a problem. And, it's only a fair film.

**** Mademoiselle Midnight (4/14/24) Robert Z. Leonard ~ Mae Murray, Monte Blue, Johnny Arthur, Robert McKim


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