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The Donovan Affair (1929)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 11 April 1929 (USA)
The lights go out at a high-society dinner party and one of the guests is murdered. The police are summoned and Inspector Killian shows up, with his assistant Carney. In order to get a ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Capra (as Frank R. Capra)

Writers:

Owen Davis (play), Howard J. Green (screenplay) (as Howard Green) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Jack Holt ... Insp. Killian
Dorothy Revier ... Jean Rankin
William Collier Jr. ... Cornish
Agnes Ayres ... Lydia Rankin
John Roche ... Jack Donovan
Fred Kelsey ... Carney
Hank Mann ... Dr. Lindsey
Wheeler Oakman ... Porter
Virginia Brown Faire ... Mary Mills
Alphonse Ethier ... Capt. Peter Rankin
Edward Hearn ... Nelson
Ethel Wales ... Mrs. Lindsey
John Wallace John Wallace ... Dobbs
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The lights go out at a high-society dinner party and one of the guests is murdered. The police are summoned and Inspector Killian shows up, with his assistant Carney. In order to get a clear picture of what took place, Killany decides to have the crime re-enacted (with a substitute for the murdered man.) The lights are turned out, and another man is murdered. This doesn't faze the Inspector one little bit, and he asks for a third re-enactment. The suspect list dwindles. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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This picture of love, blackmail, murder and mystery with an all-star cast is the greatest photodramatic treat of the year. (Print Ad- Albany Evening News, ((Albany, NY)) 27 April 1929) See more »


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A silent print of this film survives in the Library of Congress, but the soundtrack, which was recorded on discs, is not known to survive. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'affaire Donovan See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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