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One Frightened Night (1935)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Mystery  |  1 May 1935 (USA)
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An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, ... See full summary »



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Arthur Hohl ...
Arthur Proctor
Joe Luvalle (as Wally Ford)
Lucien Littlefield ...
Dr. Denham (as Lucian Littlefield)
Tom Dean
Laura Proctor
Clarence Wilson ...
Mr. Felix
Evalyn Knapp ...
Rafaela Ottiano ...
Fred Kelsey ...
Sheriff Jenks
Adrian Morris ...
Deputy Abner


An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, and his housekeeper. But complications and murder arise when two different women turn up, claiming to be the granddaughter. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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Comedy | Mystery






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1 May 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Notte gialla  »

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A room which has been locked since 1915 contains up-to-date (1935) fixtures. See more »


Tom Dean: That's the quickest million dollars I ever lost.
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7 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As Old Dark House movies go, it's not bad. It has the intriguing plot of having a group of no goods, needing money, having it given to them by the old rich man, and then having it plucked away. A murder is committed and then all the fun starts. There are secret closets and passages. There are dumb policemen and their partners. There are suspects all over the place. There's the guy who was Dorothy's uncle in "The Wizard of Oz." We never know who to suspect. I have to admit that I felt sorry for some of the people who were going to get the money and then were aced out by a young woman, the granddaughter of the old man. I felt the housekeeper got a raw deal since she is treated pretty shabbily throughout. Even when we find out who did it, it's a little disappointing. The fun was "not" knowing. Nevertheless, there's lots of action and enough humor to make it fun. It's better than most of its ilk.

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