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|Directed by||George B. Seitz|
|Produced by||William LeBaron
Bertram Millhauser (assoc)
|Written by||Beulah Marie Dix
|Based on||The play, Hawk Island
by Howard Irving Young
|Edited by||Otto Ludwig|
|Distributed by||RKO Pictures|
Midnight Mystery is a 1930 American mystery film directed by George B. Seitz, from a screenplay by Beulah Marie Dix, adapted from the play, Hawk Island, by Howard Irving Young. Betty Compson starred, leading an ensemble cast which included Hugh Trevor, Lowell Sherman, Rita La Roy, Ivan Lebedeff, Raymond Hatton, June Clyde and Marcelle Corday.
Gregory Sloane is a millionaire who lives in an isolated mansion on an Hawk Island, off the coast of New England. He invites a disparate group of people to his home, who are soon cut off from the mainland when a fierce storm blows in. While confined to Sloane's manse, tensions erupt among the guests, leading to the murder of Mischa Kawelin.
One of the other guests, Sally Wayne, who is an author who writes murder mysteries, and just happens to be Sloane's fiancé, takes it upon herself to solve the crime. Over the course of the evening, she uncovers and strategically puts together all the clues, culminating in her getting the murderer to confess.
- Betty Compson as Sally Wayne
- Hugh Trevor as Gregory Sloane
- Lowell Sherman as Tom Austen
- Rita La Roy as Madeline Austen
- Ivan Lebedeff as Mischa Kawelin
- Raymond Hatton as Paul Cooper
- Marcelle Corday as Harriet Cooper
- June Clyde as Louise Hollister
- Sidney D'Albrook as Barker
- William P. Burt as Rogers
(cast list is per AFI Database)
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