Thunder in the Night

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Thunder in the Night
Directed by George Archainbaud
Produced by John Stone
Screenplay by Frances Hyland
Eugene Solow
Based onA Woman Lies
by Ladislas Fodor
Starring Edmund Lowe
Karen Morley
Paul Cavanagh
Una O'Connor
Gene Lockhart
John Qualen
Music by Samuel Kaylin
Cinematography Bert Glennon
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • September 20, 1935 (1935-09-20)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Thunder in the Night is a 1935 American crime film directed by George Archainbaud and written by Frances Hyland and Eugene Solow. It is based on the 1934 play A Woman Lies by Ladislas Fodor. The film stars Edmund Lowe, Karen Morley, Paul Cavanagh, Una O'Connor, Gene Lockhart and John Qualen. The film was released on September 20, 1935, by 20th Century Fox. [1] [2] [3]

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Plot

Torok, a police captain in Budapest, is pleased when his friend, Count Peter Alvinczy, is elected to the presidency of the government's cabinet. Alvinczy is married to Madalaine, whose first husband, Paul Szegedy, long believed to be dead, turns up and threatens to publicly embarrass Alvinczy by revealing his wife to be already married.

Szegedy's mistress and partner in a theatrical act, Katherine Szabo, tries in vain to change his mind, even telling Torok at the police precinct what is occurring. He goes through with the scheme to blackmail Madalaine and is soon found dead by Torok, shot through the heart on the street.

Madelaine becomes the prime suspect in Torok's investigation and is placed under arrest. Her husband confesses to the murder, trying to protect her. Torok, however, deduces that Katherine, a sharpshooter in their performing act, picked up a gun in the police station when no one was looking and, through a window, shot her lover. Found out, Katherine kills herself. Torok then releases Madalaine, promising to keep her secret and protect his friend.

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