The Donovan Affair
|The Donovan Affair|
|Directed by||Frank Capra|
|Produced by||Harry Cohn|
|Written by||Owen Davis (play)
Howard J. Green (screenplay)
Dorothy Howell (screenplay)
William Collier Jr.
|Edited by||Arthur Roberts|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
The Donovan Affair is a 1929 American Pre-Code comedic murder-mystery film directed by Frank Capra. It was produced by Harry Cohn for Columbia Pictures. Its original soundtrack, recorded on transcription discs, has been lost, although it has been recreated for live performances.
After the lights go out at a fancy party, Jack Donovan (John Roche) turns up dead. Inspector Killian (Jack Holt) is called to the scene. As part of the investigation, he calls for a re-enactment of the events leading up to the murder. The lights go out, and another person turns up dead. Inspector Killian again calls for a re-enactment.
- Jack Holt as Inspector Killian
- Dorothy Revier as Jean Rankin
- William Collier Jr. as Cornish
- Agnes Ayres as Lydia Rankin
- John Roche as Jack Donovan
- Fred Kelsey as Carney
- Hank Mann as Dr. Lindsey
- Wheeler Oakman as Porter
- Virginia Brown Faire as Mary Mills
- Alphonse Ethier as Captain Peter Rankin
- Edward Hearn as Nelson
- Ethel Wales as Mrs. Lindsey
- "Film Forum · The Donovan Affair". Filmforum.org. 2015-02-13. Retrieved 2015-07-23.
- "The Donovan Affair (1929)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-07-23.
- Hall, Mordaunt (1929-04-29). "Movie Review - The Donovan Affair - THE SCREEN; Amusing Murders. Versatile Willard Mack. - NYTimes.com". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 2015-07-23.
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