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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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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 telecasts of this film occurred in Washington DC Thursday 13 January 1948 on WMAL (Channel 7), and in Milwaukee Saturday 21 March 1948 on WTMJ (Channel 3); other early local telecasts include New York City Thursday 6 October 1949 on WABD (Channel 5), Los Angeles Tuesday 24 October 1950 on KLAC (Channel 13), and San Francisco Monday 12 May 1952 on KRON (Channel 4). See more »

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Keep an eye on the utility pole that gets hit by the falling tree during the thunderstorm. It shows up intact again later in the picture. See more »

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Jasper Whyte: If there's anything else you want, just ask for it.
The Fake Doris Waverly: Oh you're dear granddad!
Jasper Whyte: Fiddlesticks! I mean fiddlesticks! I'm an old grouch!
[in walks Elvira with a tray]
Jasper Whyte: And who wouldn't be with alot of old mummies walking around!
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Another Murder in the Mansion Picture
14 February 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"An aging eccentric millionaire gathers his heirs and informs them that he intends to give his fortune to his granddaughter, if she appears before midnight, otherwise the five of them will split the estate. Two women arrive claiming to be the long-lost granddaughter, which upsets all of the other relatives. When one of the women ends up dead, suspicion falls upon everyone who potentially would benefit form the elimination of the other heirs," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

For the umpteenth time, a group of interconnecting people gather at a spooky mansion, hope to collect a fortune, and become murder victims (or suspects) - it's a very familiar plot. But, "One Frightened Night" manages to always seem cleverer than it is. Director Christy Cabanne, who was often hired to keep thing moving, does just that, while managing to throw in some of the flair he more often neglected. It's nice to see an older actor, Charley Grapewin (as Jasper Wythe), taking the lead; and, the rest of the cast circumvents him well.

***** One Frightened Night (1935) Christy Cabanne ~ Charley Grapewin, Mary Carlisle, Wallace Ford


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