The Midnight Sun (film)

The Midnight Sun is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki and starring Laura La Plante, Pat O'Malley, and Michael Vavitch.[1] It is based on a novel by the French writer Pierre Benoît.[2] The film is set in pre-Revolutionary Tsarist Russia.

The Midnight Sun
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Directed byDimitri Buchowetzki
Written byPierre Benoît (novel)
Andrew Percival Younger
Produced byCarl Laemmle
StarringLaura La Plante
Pat O'Malley
Michael Vavitch
CinematographyJackson Rose
Ernest F. Smith
Music byEdward Kilenyi
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • April 23, 1926 (1926-04-23)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Ad in The Film Daily, 1926

The film includes a brief scene shot in Technicolor.



Some on-location scenes were filmed in Truckee, California.[2]


A complete print of The Midnight Sun is located in the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[3] It has not been released to the public on dvd or other format.[4]



  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.

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