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The Midnight Warning (1932)

Passed  -  Crime | Mystery  -  15 November 1932 (USA)
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Guests at a luxury hotel are horrified when they witness a man literally "disappear into thin air." The vanished man's relatives hire a detective, who goes to the hotel to investigate the disappearance.

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(adaptation), (based on story by: Eyes of Mystery)
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Cast overview:
William 'Stage' Boyd ...
Thorwaldt Cornish (as William Boyd)
Claudia Dell ...
Enid Van Buren
Huntley Gordon ...
Mr. Gordon
John Harron ...
Erich (as Johnny Harron)
Hooper Atchley ...
Dr. Steven Walcott
Lloyd Whitlock ...
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Phillips Smalley ...
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Adolph Klein
Henry Hall ...
Dr. Barris
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A sister & brother check into a posh hotel. Shortly thereafter, the brother is missing, & despite the sister's inquiries, no one admits to ever having seen the man. Meanwhile, a sniper shoots bullets through the window of the room that the brother & sister stayed in. Is there any connection between these events? That's the mystery. Written by dwiurx2 (Long Island)

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15 November 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eyes of Mystery  »

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William 'Stage' Boyd's character has his first name billed as 'Thorwaldt' but is always referred to as 'William' or 'Bill.' See more »

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The Brother Vanishes
18 July 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

"After a young couple and the woman's brother check into a hotel, the brother turns up missing. While no one at the hotel seems to know where the man is, let alone acknowledge he was even there, the woman decides to hire an investigator to look into the matter. The investigator, his assistant and the young couple find some strange circumstances at the hotel, which lead them to a shocking discovery," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Ah… it's the old vanishing relative plot. This one moves along quite nicely, thanks to writer John Thomas Neville beginning his version from an interesting angle: hotel patron Hooper Atchley (as Steven Walcott) calls upon an old friend, investigator William Boyd (as William Cornish), after finding a human ear bone in his fireplace. Then, Mr. Atchley collapses… The unraveling mystery is engaging; and, the movie works as a filmed stage play.

Columbia Pictures model Claudia Dell (as Enid Van Buren) gets to play frightened in a mortuary, and Robert Harron's brother John ("Johnny" Harron, as Erich) has a good expositional scene explaining his involvement in the intrigue. Forgotten film veteran Phillips Smalley (as Dr. Bronson) is another asset. "Midnight Warning" obviously needs Alfred Hitchcock's direction, and a more satisfying conclusion (see "The Lady Vanishes").

***** Midnight Warning (11/15/32) Spencer Gordon Bennet ~ William Stage Boyd, Claudia Dell, John Harron


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