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Midnight (1934)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 7 March 1934 (USA)
The foreman of a jury asks questions that send a woman to the electric chair for a murder committed in the heat of passion. On the night of the execution, his actions come back to haunt him.

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The foreman of a jury asks questions that send a woman to the electric chair for a murder committed in the heat of passion. On the night of the execution, his actions come back to haunt him.

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7 March 1934 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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An independent production, release was being considered through RKO Radio Pictures before deal made to release through Universal. See more »

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[first lines]
Ethel Saxon: You see, I loved him. I mean I loved him when... when he didn't love me anymore, day in and day out watching him get further and further away from me. I could see in his eyes when he looked at me... I could see he hated me, hated me because I needed him. Oh, I was so frightened, so mixed up. It's so horrible to see someone who's become part of you slipping away, slowly. To feel helpless and empty, lonely and frantic, wanting to do something, anything, anything to bring him back! To...
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Nola
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Music by Felix Arndt
Played on the radio as Nolan is demonstrating the set to Joe.
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Law or Mercy
1 August 1998 | by See all my reviews

Interesting film that explores the outcome of a murder trial on the jury formant and his family. A drama unfolds in the jury formans house on the night of the execution with surprising results for the legalistic jury forman who swayed the jurys verdict. Also interesting because the film features a very young Humphrey Bogart in a small role. The only disapointment is that Bogart didnt have more screen time. A better than average early message movie.


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