While the Patient Slept (1935)

65-67 mins | Mystery | 9 March 1935

Director:

Ray Enright

Cinematographer:

Arthur Edeson

Editor:

Owen Marks

Production Designer:

Esdras Hartley

Production Company:

First National Productions Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
27 Dec 34
p. 5.
Film Daily
2 Mar 35
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
8 Mar 35
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
19 Feb 35
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
29 Dec 34
p. 53.
Motion Picture Herald
9 Mar 35
pp. 52-53.
New York Times
2 Mar 35
p. 18.
Variety
6 Mar 35
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Clue Club Picture
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
WRITERS
Addl dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Vitaphone Orch cond
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel While the Patient Slept by Mignon G. Eberhart (New York, l930).
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 March 1935
Production Date:
ended 27 December 1934
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
8 April 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5454
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65-67
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
576
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The Federie clan gathers after the head of the family, Richard Federie, has a stroke. Nurse Sarah Keate arrives at the deserted mansion to care for him and it is she who raises the alarm after his son Adolphe Federie is murdered. Policeman Lance O'Leary is placed in charge of the case. With Sarah's help, he discovers that everyone hated Adolphe, but O'Leary suspects granddaughter March Federie, even though in Sarah's opinion, she is clearly the one person who is above suspicion. The investigation reveals that Charles Federie has a twin brother who was disowned by their father. He was just released from prison, and March has kept his arrival at the house a secret. After Grondal, the butler, is killed, Sarah finds a secret passageway in the closet. O'Leary sets a trap for the murderer and catches lawyer Elihu Dimuck, who killed Adolphe over money. Now that the mystery is solved, O'Leary asks Sarah to marry ... +


The Federie clan gathers after the head of the family, Richard Federie, has a stroke. Nurse Sarah Keate arrives at the deserted mansion to care for him and it is she who raises the alarm after his son Adolphe Federie is murdered. Policeman Lance O'Leary is placed in charge of the case. With Sarah's help, he discovers that everyone hated Adolphe, but O'Leary suspects granddaughter March Federie, even though in Sarah's opinion, she is clearly the one person who is above suspicion. The investigation reveals that Charles Federie has a twin brother who was disowned by their father. He was just released from prison, and March has kept his arrival at the house a secret. After Grondal, the butler, is killed, Sarah finds a secret passageway in the closet. O'Leary sets a trap for the murderer and catches lawyer Elihu Dimuck, who killed Adolphe over money. Now that the mystery is solved, O'Leary asks Sarah to marry him. +

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