Star of Midnight


Stephen Roberts
RKO Radio Pictures

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

90 mins

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
John T. Murray
Kinland's Butler
Louis Natheaux
Kinland's Henchman
Eddy Chandler
Kinland's Henchman
Charles McMurphy
Officer Lewis
John Ince
First Doctor (uncredited)
Libby Taylor
Matilda, Mary Smith's Maid
Hooper Atchley
Allen, Hotel Manager
Paul Hurst
Corbett (uncredited)
Spencer Charters
Hotel Doorman
Francis McDonald
Kinland Henchman
Billy Dooley
Bartender (uncredited)
Bobby Barber
Waiter (uncredited)
George Chandler
Witness (uncredited)
George C. Pearce
Second Doctor
Syd Saylor
Foley, Record Delivery Man
Tiny Jones
Charwoman (uncredited)
Bess Flowers
Mary Smith / Alice Markham
Daisy Lee Mothershed
Belinda, Maid
(scenes deleted?)

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