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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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Worth watching for more than just early Bogart See more (22 total) »

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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)
 
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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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Worth watching for more than just early Bogart, 2 July 2004
Author: Ray Papa from Sacramento, CA

I have recently watched this film again. This time I realized that there is a lot in the movie besides just seeing Bogart in one of his early films. This movie makes a very strong statement about capital punishment. Equally as strong is its statement on who you know if you want to beat a rap. The whole movie takes place during a few hours before the scheduled execution of a woman who killed her lover who was going to leave her. Except for the beginning court scenes, and prison scenes, and a couple of scenes where Bogart is in a room somewhere, and when he and Sidney Fox are in his car, the movie takes place at the home of the jury foreman who found the woman guilty. A news reporter gets into the house with a radio and a surprise at the end so that the public can witness what it's like for that foreman as the scheduled execution time approaches. What you may think is a surprise ending really isn't the end at all. Keep watching for the twist involving the district attorney who has his eye on the governorship. This film, like Bogart and Huston's Beat The Devil, is in the public domain.

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