1951: The Campanile is a backdrop for the movie Night into Morning, which stars the future Nancy Reagan. Nancy Davis plays an understanding widow and UC Berkeley departmental secretary who helps an English professor cope after his family dies in a house fire. The movie is filmed, in part, on campus. The grieving professor contemplates his situation from the observation deck. The Campanile also was the centerpiece of a 1933 murder mystery novel, The Campanile Murders.