Star of Midnight (Full Screen)
Star of Midnight combines the spunk and sparkle of Rogers and the urbane sophistication of Powell with gals, gangsters, Broadway and banter to shape a classic '30s whodunit.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 31, 2012
- Originally Released: 1935
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.37
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Ginger Rogers, William Powell, Gene Lockhart, Paul Kelly & Ralph Morgan|
|Performer:||Paul Kelly, Gene Lockhart, Ralph Morgan, Leslie Fenton, J. Farrell MacDonald, Russell Hopton & Robert Emmett O'Connor|
|Directed by||Stephen Roberts|
|Edited by||Arthur Roberts|
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Screenwriting by||Edward Kaufman, Howard J. Green & Anthony Veiller|
|Screenplay by||Howard J. Green, Anthony Veiller & Edward Kaufman|
|Composition by||Max Steiner|
|Cinematography by||J. Roy Hunt|
|Art Direction by||Van Nest Polglase|
|Produced by||Pandro S. Berman|
|Director of Photography:||J. Roy Hunt|
Description by OLDIES.com:
William Powell is a debonair lawyer suspected in the murder of a nosy newspaper columnist. Aided by classy, sassy, marriage-minded Ginger Rogers, he untangles the Manhattan maze of double-crosses, disguises and misdirections without disarranging his dinner jacket -- or bruising his gin. Martinis all around if you solve the mystery first!
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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