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The Donovan Affair

Directed by Frank Capra
United States, 1929
Comedy, Adventure, Mystery


After the lights go out at a fancy party, Jack Donovan (John Roche) turns up dead. Inspector Killian (Jack Holt) is called to the scene. As part of the investigation, he calls for a re-enactment of the events leading up to the murder. The lights go out, and another person turns up dead.

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The Donovan Affair Directed by Frank Capra

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  • Roscoe's rating of the film The Donovan Affair

    The original soundtrack, recorded on disc, no longer exists for this film, seen in a presentation at NYC's Film Forum with live actors and sound effects. The film's nothing special, a standard whodunit with stock characters and a frankly surprisingly foolish police detective. Some good solid Capra comic energy makes it bearable.

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