Midnight (1934)

Director
Chester Erskine

Main cast
Sidney Fox; O.P. Heggie; Henry Hull; Margaret Wycherly; Lynne Overman

Genres
Drama, Crime

Description
Jury foreman Edward Weldon's questioning leads to the death sentence for Ethel Saxon. His daughter Stella claims to have killed her lover, the gangster Garboni, just as Saxon was to sit in the electric chair.


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