The Midnight Lady (1932)

66 mins | Melodrama | 15 May 1932

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HISTORY

The working titles of the film were That Notorious Woman and The Night Club Lady . Var incorrectly lists the director of this film as Don Thorpe.
       Although the film carries the notice "Copyright MCMXXXII," it was apparently need formally registered with the copyright ... More Less

The working titles of the film were That Notorious Woman and The Night Club Lady . Var incorrectly lists the director of this film as Don Thorpe.
       Although the film carries the notice "Copyright MCMXXXII," it was apparently need formally registered with the copyright office. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
26 Apr 32
p. 6.
Film Daily
4 May 32
p. 2.
Film Daily
15 May 32
p. 10.
Harrison's Reports
9 Jul 32
p. 110.
Motion Picture Herald
11 Jun 32
p. 32.
New York Times
2 Jul 32
p. 18.
Variety
12 Jul 32
p. 17.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Night Club Lady
That Notorious Woman
Release Date:
15 May 1932
Production Date:
ended late April 1932 at Universal City
Physical Properties:
Sound
Recorded on RCA Photophone, Inc. by Clarco, Inc.
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
66
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

An interfering mother-in-law forces Nita St. George to leave her husband and child. Years later, Nita runs a successful speakeasy, and her children believe she is dead. Her daughter Jean Austin dates artist Byron Crosby, and although Jean's father and grandmother strongly disapprove, she meets him one night at Nita's speakeasy. Nita has waiter Herman listen in on the conversation, aware that Byron is a notorious lady's man. When she hears that they have left for his apartment, Nita follows them. That night, Byron's jealous lover Mona kills him and frames Jean for the murder. Nita meets Jean leaving the apartment and, taking the blame for the murder herself, is jailed. After Nita's sentencing, Jean confesses to her lawyer boyfriend, and the district attorney entraps Mona into confessing. Nita is then released and returns to her club, while Jean returns to her boyfriend, still unaware of Nita's true ... +


An interfering mother-in-law forces Nita St. George to leave her husband and child. Years later, Nita runs a successful speakeasy, and her children believe she is dead. Her daughter Jean Austin dates artist Byron Crosby, and although Jean's father and grandmother strongly disapprove, she meets him one night at Nita's speakeasy. Nita has waiter Herman listen in on the conversation, aware that Byron is a notorious lady's man. When she hears that they have left for his apartment, Nita follows them. That night, Byron's jealous lover Mona kills him and frames Jean for the murder. Nita meets Jean leaving the apartment and, taking the blame for the murder herself, is jailed. After Nita's sentencing, Jean confesses to her lawyer boyfriend, and the district attorney entraps Mona into confessing. Nita is then released and returns to her club, while Jean returns to her boyfriend, still unaware of Nita's true identity. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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