One Exciting Night
B&W : Eleven reels / 11,500 feet
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cast: Carol Dempster [Agnes Harrington], Henry Hull [John Fairfax], Porter Strong [Romeo Washington], Morgan Wallace [J. Wilson Rockmaine], C.H. Crocker-King [the neighbor], Margaret Dale [Mrs. Harrington], Frank Sheridan [the detective], Frank Wunderlee [Samuel Jones], Grace Griswold [Auntie Fairfax], Irma Harrison [the maid], Herbert Sutch [Clary Johnson], Percy Carr [the butler], Charles Emmett Mack [a guest], Lloyd Hamilton
D.W. Griffith, Incorporated, production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by D.W. Griffith. Scenario by Irene Sinclair (D.W. Griffith), from a screen story by Irene Sinclair (D.W. Griffith). Set design by Charles M. Kirk. Special effects by Edward Scholl. Cinematography by Hendrick Sartov. Additional cinematography by Irving B. Ruby. Music score arranged by Albert Pesce. / © 14 December 1922 by D.W. Griffith, Incorporated [LP18507]. Previewed 12 September 1922 in Connecticut. Premiered 2 October 1922 in Newport, [?] Rhode Island? Premiered 10 October 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts. Premiered 23 October 1922 at the Apollo Theatre in New York, New York. General release, 24 December 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.
Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: African-Americans - Blackface - Weapons: Guns
Listing updated: 21 April 2014.
References: Bardèche-History p. 202; Barry-Griffith pp. 32, 69; Bohn-Light p. 114; Card-Seductive p. 45; Everson-American pp. 188-189, 220; Everson-Detective p. 27; FilmDaily-1923 p. 12; Null-Black pp. 19, 30; Sherwood-Best p. 181 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.