|The Donovan Affair|
|Directed by||Frank Capra|
|Screenplay by||Howard J. Green|
|Based on||The Donovan Affair|
by Owen Davis
|Produced by||Harry Cohn|
William Collier Jr.
|Edited by||Arthur Roberts|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
The Donovan Affair is a 1929 American Pre-Code comedic murder-mystery film directed by Frank Capra. It was produced by Harry Cohn for Columbia Pictures and is based upon the play of the same name by Owen Davis. Its original soundtrack, recorded on soundtrack discs, has been lost, although it has been recreated for live performances.
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. Inspector Killian again calls for a re-enactment.