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Director:
Writers:
Paul Sifton (play) and
Claire Sifton (play)
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Release Date:
7 March 1934 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Jury foreman Edward Weldon's questioning leads to the death sentence for Ethel Saxon. His daughter Stella claims to have killed her lover... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Chester Erskine  (as Chester Erskin)
 
Writing credits
Paul Sifton (play "Midnight") and
Claire Sifton (play "Midnight")

Chester Erskine  uncredited

Produced by
Chester Erskine .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
William O. Steiner (photography) (as William Steiner)
George Webber (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Leo Zochling 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Corso (settings)
 
Makeup Department
Eddie Senz .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur Cozine .... assistant director
Ray Cozine .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
C.A. Tuthill .... sound
 
Music Department
Victor Alix .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
R.H. Bassett .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
James F. Hanley .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Will Jason .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Spielter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Karl Stark .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Egbert Van Alstyne .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
J.S. Zamecnik .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Carl Laemmle .... presenter (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Call It Murder" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
76 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)
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Based on the flop play, Midnight (1930). Drama. Written by Claire Sifton and Paul Sifton. Directed by Philip Moeller. Guild Theatre: 29 Dec 1930- Feb 1931 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: Maud Allan, Glenn Anders (as "Bob Nolan"), Harold Bolton, Zena Colaer, Josephine Hull (as "Mrs. Weldon"), William R. Kane, Jack La Rue (as "Gar Boni"), Tom H.A. Lewis, Harriet E. MacGibbon (as "Ada Biggers"), Clifford Odets (as "Arthur Weldon"), James Parker, Frederick Perry, Francis Pierlot (as "Richard McGrath"), Charles Powers, Samuel Rosen, Neal Stone, Robert Strange, Fred Sullivan, Royal Dana Tracey, Louis Veda (as "Photographer"), Harold Vermilyea (as "Joe Biggers"), Linda Watkins. Produced by The Theatre Guild.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...
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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
So bad it's funny, 9 March 2006
Author: sacca79 from United States

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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