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Midnight Alibi (1934)

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Complete credited cast:
Lance McGowan / Robert Anders
Joan Morley
Helen Chandler ...
Abigail Ardsley (Young)
Helen Lowell ...
Abigail Ardsley (Old)
Henry O'Neill ...
Jonathan Ardsley
Robert Barrat ...
Angie Morley
Robert McWade ...
Purnell Pratt ...
Harry Tyler ...
Paul Hurst ...
Babe the Butcher
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Louie the Blind Man
Vincent Sherman ...
Black Mike


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Release Date:

14 July 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Álibi da Meia-Noite  »

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Milton Kibbee is listed in studio records as "First Reporter", but he did not appear in the movie. See more »


Summer Is Over
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played occasionally in the score
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17 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

A real First National oddity, in that it's mostly a Damon Runyon comedy, part of a mini-Runyon wave then in Hollywood ("Lady for a Day," "Little Miss Marker"), but it's also a historical romance. There's a lengthy, sentimental flashback to 1880s New York, where the Sky Masterson-ish Barthelmess plays a different character altogether, a glum office boy romancing the boss's daughter. (He looks 30 years too old, and he's not the most natural Runyon hero in the modern sequences, either.) The screenwriter has the right ear for Runyonese, a mixture of modern '30s slang and fanciful preciousness, and it's certainly a handsome production, especially in the flashbacks. But the tone isn't consistent, the resolution is too pat (the title is something of a plot giveaway), and the always-interesting Ann Dvorak looks a little bored in a conventional-leading-lady role.

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