Murder at Midnight (1931 film)

Murder at Midnight is a 1931 American pre-Code murder mystery whodunnit directed by Frank R. Strayer.[1]

Murder at Midnight
Directed byFrank R. Strayer
Produced byPhil Goldstone (producer)
Written byScott Darling (dialogue)
Scott Darling (story)
Frank R. Strayer (story)
StarringSee below
Music byVal Burton
CinematographyWilliam Rees
Edited byJohn Rawlins
Distributed byTiffany Pictures
Release date
September 1, 1931
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

A murder during a game of charades at a society party leads the police to begin the hunt through the guest-list for a motive and culprit, involving a changed will and booby-trapped telephones. The killer strikes several more times to conceal his or her identity, until all is revealed.


Post production

Footage from the film was re-used in The Mirror Crack'd (1980).

Preservation status


  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..Murder at Midnight
  2. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress. (<-book title) p.122 c.1978 The American Film Institute

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