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Midnight (1934)

The foreman of a jury asks questions that send a woman to the electric chair for a murder committed in the heat of passion. On the night of the execution, his actions come back to haunt him.

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Stella Weldon
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Edward Weldon
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Nolan
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Mrs. Weldon
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Joe Biggers (as Lynn Overman)
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Ada Biggers
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Arthur Weldon
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Gar Boni
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Henry McGrath
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Elizabeth McGrath
Moffat Johnston ...
Dist. Atty. Plunkett (as Moffat Johnson)
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Ingersoll (as Henry O'Neil)
Helen Flint ...
Ethel Saxton
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The foreman of a jury asks questions that send a woman to the electric chair for a murder committed in the heat of passion. On the night of the execution, his actions come back to haunt him.

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7 March 1934 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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An independent production, release was being considered through RKO Radio Pictures before deal made to release through Universal. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ethel Saxon: You see, I loved him. I mean I loved him when... when he didn't love me anymore, day in and day out watching him get further and further away from me. I could see in his eyes when he looked at me... I could see he hated me, hated me because I needed him. Oh, I was so frightened, so mixed up. It's so horrible to see someone who's become part of you slipping away, slowly. To feel helpless and empty, lonely and frantic, wanting to do something, anything, anything to bring him back! To...
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Referenced in Queer as Folk: Liberty Ride (2004) See more »

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Nola
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Music by Felix Arndt
Played on the radio as Nolan is demonstrating the set to Joe.
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So bad it's funny
9 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Film instructors should use this movie as an example of what not to do. The acting and the directing are simply awful. The filming itself is actually kind of interesting, with some dramatic use of lighting. But with a plodding plot, incredibly long reaction (or lack of reaction) shots, and truly bad acting, this is one to watch with silly friends in a silly mood. It's too bad, too, because the basic story line is somewhat compelling.

Bogart only has a minor role, but turns in the best performance of the lot. We bought the video for about two bucks, and we're not sorry. We kept it. It's just too funny not to.


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