Mademoiselle Midnight

Mademoiselle Midnight is a 1924 American silent drama starring Mae Murray and directed by Murray's then husband, Robert Z. Leonard. The film was written by Carl Harbaugh and John Russell. The film was the final release of Metro under the Tiffany Productions banner, owned by the couple.[1] A complete print of the film survives.[2]

Mademoiselle Midnight
Italian poster
Directed byRobert Z. Leonard
Produced byRobert Z. Leonard
Written byCarl Harbaugh
John Russell
StarringMae Murray
Monte Blue
CinematographyOliver T. Marsh
Production
company
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
April 14, 1924 (1924-04-14)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent
English intertitles

Plot

Renée (Mae Murray) is the heiress of a Mexican ranch, granddaughter of a woman known for her recklessness and frivolity at night. This first "Mademoiselle Midnight" is banished in the opening scene by Napoleon III at Empress Eugenie's insistence to Mexico. Renee is kept locked at the hacienda at night by her father to prevent her following in her grandmother's wayward footsteps. She falls in love with a visiting American (Monte Blue) but is also pursued by the craven outlaw Manuel Corrales. Miss Murray gets to do some of her trademark dancing, but this one isn't a comedy, despite comic relief provided by Johnny Arthur.

Cast

References

  1. Eames, John Douglas (1988). The MGM Story: The Complete History Of Fifty Roaring Years. Crown Publishers. p. 12. ISBN 0-517-52613-1.
  2. "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List". Silentera.com. Retrieved 31 October 2017.


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