Star of Midnight

1935

Stephen Roberts
Director
RKO Radio Pictures
Studio

RKO's attempt to mimic the Thin Man formula would be a lot more fun if those films didn't exist to compare this one to. Could definitely benefit from a bit more humor, though the mystery element is pretty good, and MacDonald's police inspector with the bad arches is great. Also fun to note how many fictional detectives Powell namechecks during the course of the film (including Philo Vance, but not Nick Charles).

-Dave W.



19th April 1935
Cinema


90 mins
1.37:1




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William Powell
Clay Dalzell
Ginger Rogers
Donna Mantin
Paul Kelly
Jim Kinland
Gene Lockhart
Horatio Swayne
Ralph Morgan
Roger Classon
Leslie Fenton
Tim Winthrop
J. Farrell MacDonald
Inspector Doremus
Russell Hopton
Tommy Tennant
Vivien Oakland
Jerry Classon
Robert Emmett O'Connor
Sergeant Cleary
Frank Reicher
Abe Ohlman
(uncredited)
John T. Murray
Kinland's Butler
(uncredited)
Louis Natheaux
Kinland's Henchman
(uncredited)
Eddy Chandler
Kinland's Henchman
(uncredited)
Charles McMurphy
Officer Lewis
(uncredited)
John Ince
First Doctor (uncredited)
Libby Taylor
Matilda, Mary Smith's Maid
(uncredited)
Hooper Atchley
Allen, Hotel Manager
(uncredited)
Paul Hurst
Corbett (uncredited)
Spencer Charters
Hotel Doorman
(uncredited)
Francis McDonald
Kinland Henchman
(uncredited)
Billy Dooley
Bartender (uncredited)
Bobby Barber
Waiter (uncredited)
George Chandler
Witness (uncredited)
George C. Pearce
Second Doctor
(uncredited)
Syd Saylor
Foley, Record Delivery Man
(uncredited)
Tiny Jones
Charwoman (uncredited)
Bess Flowers
Mary Smith / Alice Markham
(uncredited)
Daisy Lee Mothershed
Belinda, Maid
(uncredited)
(scenes deleted?)

Chris Survela: Vidcaps
Dave Wright: Revised Screencaps & Notes
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