Star of Midnight

Overview

This barely-disguised but effective riff on The Thin Man 1934 stars that film's lead, William Powell, opposite Ginger Rogers instead of Myrna Loy. Clay Dalzell Powell is a suave attorney fonder of solving crimes than trying cases. His elegant girlfriend, Donna Rogers hopes that Clay will settle down and marry her. A friend, Tim Winthrop Leslie Fenton, approaches Clay with a mystery that the amateur sleuth can't resist. Tim's girlfriend Alice disappeared a year ago. During the performance of a Broadway play, Tim ...
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Overview

This barely-disguised but effective riff on The Thin Man 1934 stars that film's lead, William Powell, opposite Ginger Rogers instead of Myrna Loy. Clay Dalzell Powell is a suave attorney fonder of solving crimes than trying cases. His elegant girlfriend, Donna Rogers hopes that Clay will settle down and marry her. A friend, Tim Winthrop Leslie Fenton, approaches Clay with a mystery that the amateur sleuth can't resist. Tim's girlfriend Alice disappeared a year ago. During the performance of a Broadway play, Tim spots Alice onstage, but she disappears again. Clay takes the case and sets up a meeting with a gossip columnist who seems to have the answers, but the reporter is murdered and Clay is suspected of the crime. As Clay puts together the pieces, he comes up with several suspects, including the play's producer, a couple seeking to prove a friend's innocence in a capital crime, and the gangster Jim Kinland Paul Kelly.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2012
  • UPC: 883316487983
  • Original Release: 1935
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 29,417

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Powell Clay Dalzell
Ginger Rogers Donna Mantin
Paul Kelly Jim Kinland
Gene Lockhart Horatio Swayne
Ralph Morgan Roger Classen
Leslie Fenton Tim Winthrop
John Farrell MacDonald Inspector Doremus
Russell Hopton Tommy Tennant
Vivien Oakland Gerry Classon
Frank Reicher Abe Ohlman
Robert E. O'Connor Sgt. Cleary
Francis McDonald Kinland Gangster
Paul Hurst Corbett
Hooper Atchley Hotel Manager
George Chandler Witness
Spencer Charters Doorman
John Ince Doctor
Charles McMurphy Officer Lewis
Sid Saylor Deliveryman
Technical Credits
Stephen R. Roberts Director
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Mel Burns Makeup
Howard J. Green Screenwriter
Roy Hunt Cinematographer
Edward Kaufman Screenwriter
Charles Kirk Art Director
Bernard Newman Costumes/Costume Designer
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Arthur Roberts Editor
Max Steiner Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Anthony Veiller Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Star of Midnight
1. Chapter 1 [1:23]
2. Chapter 2 [5:11]
3. Chapter 3 [2:27]
4. Chapter 4 [2:00]
5. Chapter 5 [3:00]
6. Chapter 6 [4:20]
7. Chapter 7 [5:09]
8. Chapter 8 [5:12]
9. Chapter 9 [4:14]
10. Chapter 10 [2:57]
11. Chapter 11 [3:30]
12. Chapter 12 [3:03]
13. Chapter 13 [2:21]
14. Chapter 14 [5:16]
15. Chapter 15 [4:11]
16. Chapter 16 [2:07]
17. Chapter 17 [2:37]
18. Chapter 18 [3:03]
19. Chapter 19 [2:56]
20. Chapter 20 [2:29]
21. Chapter 21 [2:21]
22. Chapter 22 [4:46]
23. Chapter 23 [5:00]
24. Chapter 24 [2:53]
25. Chapter 25 [4:29]
26. Chapter 26 [2:46]
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Disc #1 -- Star of Midnight
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