Tonight at Twelve (1929)

78 mins | Drama | 29 September 1929

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HISTORY

Some sources, including Var , reviewed the film under the title Tonight at 12 ... More Less

Some sources, including Var , reviewed the film under the title Tonight at 12 . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
29 Sep 1929.
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New York Times
23 Sep 1929
p. 24.
Variety
25 Sep 1929
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 September 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 21 September 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 September 1929
Copyright Number:
LP705
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,176 ft.
Duration(in mins):
78
Length(in feet):
6,884
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Alice Keith, a suspicious wife, believes that her husband is running after his old sweetheart, Dora Eldredge, and two other married women in her circle. Making her accusation during a dinner party at which the women and their husbands are present, Alice exhibits a rendezvous note she found in her husband's pocket, reading "Tonight at 12." To protect his father and his future mother-in-law, Jack Keith, who is engaged to marry Jane Eldredge, admits to having an affair with Mary, the maid in the Eldredge household, and to being the recipient of the love note. Mary sees an opportunity to force Jack, whom she loves, to marry her, and she begins to make plans when Jane breaks her engagement with him. Eventually, Mrs. Eldredge confesses her affair with Keith to restore her daughter's happiness. Mary returns to her hometown, aware of the social differences between Jack and ... +


Alice Keith, a suspicious wife, believes that her husband is running after his old sweetheart, Dora Eldredge, and two other married women in her circle. Making her accusation during a dinner party at which the women and their husbands are present, Alice exhibits a rendezvous note she found in her husband's pocket, reading "Tonight at 12." To protect his father and his future mother-in-law, Jack Keith, who is engaged to marry Jane Eldredge, admits to having an affair with Mary, the maid in the Eldredge household, and to being the recipient of the love note. Mary sees an opportunity to force Jack, whom she loves, to marry her, and she begins to make plans when Jane breaks her engagement with him. Eventually, Mrs. Eldredge confesses her affair with Keith to restore her daughter's happiness. Mary returns to her hometown, aware of the social differences between Jack and herself. +

GENRE
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Subject

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Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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