Midnight (1922 film)

Midnight is a lost[1] 1922 American silent drama film directed by Maurice Campbell and written by Harvey F. Thew. The film stars Constance Binney, William Courtleigh, Sidney Bracey, Arthur Stuart Hull, Herbert Fortier, Helen Lynch, and Edward Martindel. The film was released on February 19, 1922, by Paramount Pictures.[2][3]

Lobby card
Directed byMaurice Campbell
Screenplay byHarvey F. Thew
StarringConstance Binney
William Courtleigh
Sidney Bracey
Arthur Stuart Hull
Herbert Fortier
Helen Lynch
Edward Martindel
CinematographyH. Kinley Martin
Realart Pictures Corporation
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 19, 1922 (1922-02-19)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[4] Edna Morris (Binney), daughter of William Morris (Courtleigh), American ambassador to a South American country, is inveigled into a hasty marriage with George Potter (Hull), an attache of the embassy. That same day George is threatened with arrest for embezzlement and escapes by leaping into the bay. He is believed drowned. Edna's father resigns his post and they return to their American home. On an adjoining estate is Senator Dart (Martindel) and his son Jack (Mulhall). Edna falls in love with Jack and their engagement is announced. George returns and attempts to blackmail Edna's father, who then forbids the marriage of Edna and Jack. However, the couple elope and are married right at midnight. Upon their return home, Edna finds George's body in the library. The butler clears up the mystery, stating that he shot the man in the dark, thinking he was a burglar. A bullet from Potter's gun hit the wall clock and it shows that the shooting occurred ten minutes before midnight.



  1. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Midnight
  2. "Midnight - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  3. "Midnight". afi.com. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. "Reviews: Midnight". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (9): 61–62. February 25, 1922.
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