One Exciting Night

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For the 1944 British film, see One Exciting Night (1944 film).
One Exciting Night
One Exciting Night lobby poster.jpg
1922 lobby poster
Directed by D. W. Griffith
Produced by D. W. Griffith
Written by D. W. Griffith
(as Irene Sinclair)
Starring Carol Dempster
Henry Hull
Morgan Wallace
Margaret Dale
Porter Strong
Cinematography Irving B. Ruby
Hendrik Sartov (fr)
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • October 2, 1922 (1922-10-02)
Running time
128 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

One Exciting Night is a 1922 American Gothic silent Mystery film directed by D. W. Griffith.[1]

The plot revolves around the murder of a bootlegger and the attempts of the cast to uncover the true murderer. The film, inspired by the Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood play The Bat (1920), led to the production of similar "murder mystery/old dark house" films such as The Ghost Breaker (1922), previously filmed by C. B. DeMille in 1914, The Bat (1926) based on the play, Midnight Faces (1926), The Cat and the Canary (1927), The Old Dark House (1932) and even the fabled London After Midnight (1927) with Lon Chaney.[2]

At the time of this film, Henry Hull was starring on Broadway in the stage version of John Willard's The Cat and the Canary.


Home media[edit]

This film received a brief release on VHS in the 1990s.[3] In March 2014 the film was released on all-region DVD by Alpha Video.[4]


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