The Donovan Affair 1929

Jack Holt, Fred Kelsey - The Donovan Affair

Frank Capra, who directed "Submarine," hardly handles Owen Davis' mystery play with as skillful hand. The mystery element is forced out of consideration by the continued injection of comedy by Fred Kelsey. Furthermore, Jack Holt is too fine an actor to play with such little mental acumen. The voices all register well and many favorite players are seen to advantage so the picture is not without interest.

Photoplay June 1929

Books with substantial mentioning of The Donovan Affair
Victor Scherle and William Turner Levy
The Complete Films of Frank Capra
New York - Secaucus, NJ, 1992
Books with an entry on The Donovan Affair
Larry Langman and Daniel Finn
A Guide to American Crime Films of the Thirties
Westport, Connecticut - London, 1995

The Donovan Affair
United States 1929

Directed by

Wheeler Oakman
Edward Hearn


Running time:83 minutes
Country:United States

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