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The Donovan Affair (1929)

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83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The lights go out at a high-society dinner party and one of the guests is murdered. The police are summoned and Inspector Killian shows up, with his assistant Carney. In order to get a clear picture of what took place, Killany decides to ...See moreThe lights go out at a high-society dinner party and one of the guests is murdered. The police are summoned and Inspector Killian shows up, with his assistant Carney. In order to get a clear picture of what took place, Killany decides to have the crime re-enacted (with a substitute for the murdered man.) The lights are turned out, and another man is murdered. This doesn't faze the Inspector one little bit, and he asks for a third re-enactment. The suspect list dwindles. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Frank Capra (as Frank R. Capra)
Writers
Owen Davis (play) | Howard J. Green (screenplay) (as Howard Green) (titles) | Dorothy Howell (screenplay)
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Cinematographer
Ted Tetzlaff (as Teddy Tetzlaff)
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Updated Apr 11, 1929

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Apr 11, 1929 (United States)

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15 cast members
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Jack Holt
Insp. Killian Insp. Killian   See fewer
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Dorothy Revier
Jean Rankin Jean Rankin   See fewer
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Agnes Ayres
Lydia Rankin Lydia Rankin   See fewer
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John Roche
Jack Donovan Jack Donovan   See fewer
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Fred Kelsey
Carney Carney   See fewer
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Hank Mann
Dr. Lindsey Dr. Lindsey   See fewer
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Virginia Brown Faire
Mary Mills Mary Mills   See fewer
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Alphonse Ethier
Capt. Peter Rankin Capt. Peter Rankin   See fewer
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Edward Hearn
Nelson Nelson   See fewer
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Ethel Wales
Mrs. Lindsey Mrs. Lindsey   See fewer
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Allan Cavan
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sherry Hall
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 34 votes