MIDNIGHT MYSTERY - 1930 - BETTY COMPSON - LOWELL SHERMAN - DVD
This is a very entertaining early-sound film. From the opening credits, superimposed over a bobbing, ringing offshore buoy, the film maintains a feeling of mystery. The plot is very clever, and keeps you off-guard. And it has that other-worldly feeling that so many early talkies seem to have now. The technical limitations of that time actually add to movies like this, I think, as they give that distant feeling, as if you're looking into another universe. They say the past is a different country, and maybe that's right. It sure is fun peering into that different time and place.
Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Betty Compson, Lowell Sherman, Raymond Hatton
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