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A dancer disappears from a theather and then William Powell and society beauty Ginger Rogers solve the murder.

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Clay 'Dal' Dalzell
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Donna Mantin
Paul Kelly ...
Jimmy 'Jim' Kinland
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Horatio Swayne
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Roger Classon
Leslie Fenton ...
Tim Winthrop
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Police Inspector Doremus
Russell Hopton ...
Tommy Tennant
Vivien Oakland ...
Jerry Classon
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
Police Sgt. Cleary
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Friend Tim Winthrop asks criminal lawyer and amateur detective Clay Dalzell to find his girl, Alice, who disappeared a year earlier without a trace. When they go to the theater with Clay's would-be fiancée, Donna Mantin, Tim recognizes the star, Mary Smith, as his girl, and yells "Alice," after which she bolts from the stage and disappears once again. Reporter Tommy Tennant knows why she bolted, but before he can tell Clay the reason, he is shot dead and Clay is wounded slightly in Clay's apartment. The many suspects include Roger Classon and his wife, Jerry, who are looking for Alice to testify and save Roger's friend from the electric chair for a murder he didn't commit; Abe Ohlman, the producer of Mary's show; and gangster Jimmy Kinland who seems to know more than he's telling. It's up to Clay, with the help of Donna, to trap the murderer and find Alice. Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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The titian-haired star of "Gay Divorcee" and "Roberta" joins hands with the master of all screen sleuths in a sparkling, mystery drama breathless with thrills...


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19 April 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Estrella de medianoche  »

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$280,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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William Powell has framed 8x10 photos of RKO actresses Irene Dunne and Ann Harding prominently displayed in his bedroom suite. See more »

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Midnight in Manhattan
(uncredited)
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played on the phonograph and sung by an unidentified singer
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Lawyer/detective William Powell and his would-be wife, Ginger Rogers, combine to make a pleasant who-dun-it.
7 December 1998 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

The plot was a bit loose and incredulous, but no movie with William Powell and Ginger Rogers can be bad. It slightly resembles the much better film, The Thin Man (1934), but it was fun nevertheless. Powell and Rogers have good chemistry together and provide some of the comedy with their antics, with other comedy supplied by inept police officer, Robert Emmett O'Connor. I guessed who the murderer was early, but couldn't provide the motive until it was explained.


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