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TV Guide review

The Night of the Party (1935)

An unbelievable murder mystery stars Banks as a police inspector investigating the murder of a newspaper magnate during a parlor game at a dinner party. The victim's secretary is arrested for the murder, but Banks isn't convinced. In fact, he even suspects his own daughter, who has confided that she was being blackmailed into a tryst with the deceased. All turns out well for the innocent woman, however, when a crazed novelist confesses to the killing at the trial (his books had gotten bad reviews in the dead man's newspaper), then blows his brains out in front of the packed courtroom.

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