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The Donovan Affair (1929)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  11 April 1929 (USA)
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The lights go out at a high-society dinner party and one of the guests is murdered. The police are summoned and Inspector Killian shows up, with his assistant Carney. In order to get a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
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Insp. Killian
Dorothy Revier ...
Jean Rankin
William Collier Jr. ...
Cornish
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Lydia Rankin
John Roche ...
Jack Donovan
Fred Kelsey ...
Carney
Hank Mann ...
Dr. Lindsey
Wheeler Oakman ...
Porter
Virginia Brown Faire ...
Mary Mills
Alphonse Ethier ...
Capt. Peter Rankin
Edward Hearn ...
Nelson
Ethel Wales ...
Mrs. Lindsey
John Wallace ...
Dobbs
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The lights go out at a high-society dinner party and one of the guests is murdered. The police are summoned and Inspector Killian shows up, with his assistant Carney. In order to get a clear picture of what took place, Killany decides to have the crime re-enacted (with a substitute for the murdered man.) The lights are turned out, and another man is murdered. This doesn't faze the Inspector one little bit, and he asks for a third re-enactment. The suspect list dwindles. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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