One Exciting Night is a 1922 American Gothic silent Mystery film directed by D. W. Griffith.
The plot revolves around a series of murders on a wealthy estate and the attempts of the cast to uncover the murderer’s identity. The success of both the Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood play The Bat (1920), as well as the 1922 stage play The Cat and the Canary, led Griffith to write and produce his own variation on the theme, which in turn led to the production of similar “murder mystery/old dark house” films such as The Ghost Breaker (1922), previously filmed by C. B. DeMille in 1914, The Bat (1926) based on the play, Midnight Faces (1926), The Cat and the Canary (1927), The Old Dark House (1932) and even the fabled London After Midnight (1927) with Lon Chaney.
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