A Night of Mystery (1928)

60 mins | Melodrama | 7 April 1928

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HISTORY

The 28 Oct 1927 Motion Picture News reported that Lothar Mendes would direct Adolphe Menjou in The Beauty Doctor, written by Ernest Vajda. It is uncertain whether that project ultimately became A Night of Mystery. ...

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The 28 Oct 1927 Motion Picture News reported that Lothar Mendes would direct Adolphe Menjou in The Beauty Doctor, written by Ernest Vajda. It is uncertain whether that project ultimately became A Night of Mystery.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Apr 1928
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Motion Picture News
28 Oct 1927
p. 1342
New York Times
16 Apr 1928
p. 20
Variety
18 Apr 1928
p. 27
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 April 1928
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
7 April 1928
LP25133
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
5,741
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Bound for Africa the next day, Captain Ferréol visits the private rooms of Gilberte Boismartel, his former sweetheart who is married to a French magistrate, to return her love letters. As he leaves, he sees Marcasse, a watchman, kill Rochemore, the man who stole his wife. Marcasse defies Ferréol to report the murder because he has seen Ferréol visit Gilberte. In Africa Ferréol hears that Jérôme, the wayward brother of his sweetheart, Thérèse, has been accused of murdering Rochemore; he rushes back and confesses to the murder to save Jérôme, but a flaw in his statement proves his ...

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Bound for Africa the next day, Captain Ferréol visits the private rooms of Gilberte Boismartel, his former sweetheart who is married to a French magistrate, to return her love letters. As he leaves, he sees Marcasse, a watchman, kill Rochemore, the man who stole his wife. Marcasse defies Ferréol to report the murder because he has seen Ferréol visit Gilberte. In Africa Ferréol hears that Jérôme, the wayward brother of his sweetheart, Thérèse, has been accused of murdering Rochemore; he rushes back and confesses to the murder to save Jérôme, but a flaw in his statement proves his innocence.

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