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One Frightened Night (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 1 May 1935 (USA)
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 ...
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Joe Luvalle (as Wally Ford)
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Dr. Denham (as Lucian Littlefield)
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Tom Dean
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Clarence Wilson ...
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Evalyn Knapp ...
Rafaela Ottiano ...
Elvira
Fred Kelsey ...
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Adrian Morris ...
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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, and his housekeeper. But complications and murder arise when two different women turn up, claiming to be the granddaughter. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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MASCOT'S MIRTHFUL MYSTERY

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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Saturday 21 March 1948 on WTMJ (Channel 3) (Milwaukee); other early local telecasts include Thursday 6 October 1949 on WABD (Channel 5) (New York City), and Tuesday 24 October 1950 on KLAC (Channel 13) (Los Angeles). See more »

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People move through shrubbery immediately after a rainstorm without getting wet. See more »

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Tom Dean: That's the quickest million dollars I ever lost.
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Above average, low budget mystery-comedy
16 June 2002 | by (Tulsa,OK) – See all my reviews

For fans of 1930's Poverty Row, the very presence of a storm-battered mansion elicits a pleasant feeling, and makes otherwise unforgivable flaws within the film bearable. I've never seen an "Old Dark House" movie I didn't like, but some are definitely better than others. Case in point: "One Frightened Night."

Starting with an ingenious credit sequence, the movie consistently offers an awareness of its own cliches. This refreshingly tounge-in-cheek-attitude - along with top-notch acting and pacing - make it a superior product. Everything seems to click. I recommend this as an intro to Old Dark House movies. 10/10.




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