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The Unholy Night
Also known as [The Green Ghost]
(1929) American
B&W : 94 minutes
Directed by Lionel Barrymore

Cast: Ernest Torrence [Doctor Richard Ballou], Roland Young [Lord ‘Monte’ Montague], Dorothy Sebastian [Lady Efra Cavender], Natalie Moorhead [Lady Violet Montague], Sydney Jarvis [Jordan, the butler], Polly Moran [Polly, the maid], George Cooper [Fry, the orderly], Sojin (Sojin Kamiyama) [Lee Han, the mystic], Claude Fleming [Sir James Rumsey], Clarence Geldert [Inspector Lewis], John Miljan [Major Arthur Mallory], Richard Tucker [Colonel Davidson], John Loder [Captain Dorchester], Philip Strange [Lieutenant Williams], John Roche [Lieutenant Savor], Lionel Belmore [Major David Endicott], Gerald Barry [Captain Bradley], Richard Travers [Major ‘Mac’ McDougal], Boris Karloff [Abdul, the Hindu lawyer], Scott McKee

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Screenplay by Edwin Justus Mayer, from the adaptation by Dorothy Farnum of a screen story by Ben Hecht. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons. Gowns (costume design) by Adrian. Photographed (cinematography) by Ira Morgan. Sound recording by Douglas Shearer + [Paul Neal]. Intertitles by Joseph Farnham. Edited by Grant Whytock. Music by William Axt. / Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format. Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / [?] Bardèche-History p. 335 notes a film titled The Unholy Night that Jacques Feyder rejected artistically and may have worked on. / Full-sound film.

Drama: Mystery.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 16 December 2008.

References: Davies-Times p. 229; Everson-Detective p. 51; Maltin-Guide p. 1304; Marrero-Vintage p. 34; Nollen-Karloff pp. 10, 34-36; Sweeney-Coming p. 137 : Website-IMDb.

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