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29 July 1933 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Clive Brook ... Colin Grant

George Raft ... Nick Mason
Helen Vinson ... Iris Whitney
Alison Skipworth ... Lady Barrett-Smythe
Guy Standing ... Commissioner Hope (as Sir Guy Standing)

Alan Mowbray ... Arthur Bradley
Ferdinand Gottschalk ... George Rubens
Forrester Harvey ... Thomas Roberts

Ethel Griffies ... The Duchess
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Billy Bevan ... Detective (uncredited)
Richard Carlyle ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Rita Carlyle ... Nick's landlady (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Carstairs - Edna's Butler (uncredited)
Jean De Briac ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Elinor Fair ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Julanne Johnston ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Mary MacLaren ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Charles McNaughton ... Detective (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Teru Shimada ... Nishi (uncredited)
Leo White ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Hall 
George Somnes 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leslie Charteris  writer
Seton I. Miller  writer
E. Phillips Oppenheim  story

Produced by
Bayard Veiller .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ralph Rainger 
Howard Jackson (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Theodor Sparkuhl 
 
Film Editing by
Eda Warren 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Locke .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Roy Kreuger .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gene Merritt .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Philip Wisdom .... sound recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Celeste Ford .... stunt double: Helen Vinson (uncredited)
Paul Perry .... stunt double: Clive Brook (uncredited)
Pat Somerset .... stunt double: Alan Mowbray (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
William Austin .... chief grip (uncredited)
Francis Burgess .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Earl Crowley .... still photographer (uncredited)
Pat Drew .... chief electrician (uncredited)
Frank Titus .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
W. Franke Harling .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
64 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.See more »
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Benny:Even my wife will appeal to me after you.See more »
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In a Midnight ClubSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Bad Boy George in a Sensational First Scene!!!, 12 January 2010
Author: kidboots from Australia

Clive Brook was a top star for over ten years - now days it is hard to see why. He was typed as the reserved and sophisticated English gentleman and in the couple of films I have seen of his - "Charming Sinners" (1929) and the excellent "The Night of June 13th" (1932), he was quite stiff and unemotional. Obviously, the person you can't take your eyes off in this film is George Raft. Although often remembered today for movie roles he turned down, he sure was in some diverse films, and "Midnight Club" would have to be at the top of the list.

With a sparkling script by Leslie Charteris, creator of "The Saint" - the latest crime wave has Scotland Yard baffled. Commissioner Hope (Sir Guy Standing) sends two of his officers (Billy Bevan and Charles McNaughton) to the Midnight Club to check up on a couple of shady characters - Colin Grant (Clive Brook) and Arthur Bradley (Allan Mowbray) and a girl, Iris Witney (Helen Vinson). There have been a number of jewel robberies around town recently, but, unknown to the police, these three have the perfect alibis!!! They have found "doubles", and while they are out committing the robberies, their doubles spend the night at the club, confusing the two officers who are on their tail.

Suddenly a spanner is thrown into the works, Nick Mason (George Raft) a U.S. undercover agent has been bought over to solve the case. He hides out in Iris's car and causes her to lose her cool (as well as most of her clothes). He manages to get some stolen jewels off her without blowing his cover. Hope advises him to try to become part of the gang ("after all with a face like yours, they would never believe you're a detective") - because the trio already believe he is a crook it isn't too hard!!!

What follows is a scintillating, witty action packed pre-coder. Raft proved he could still be a tough guy working with the Law. His opening scene with Helen Vinson is racy and sparkling, the type that would not be seen a couple of years later - after the code came in. I think most women in the audience would have wished to be in Helen Vinson's shoes (or her stockings)!! Helen was equally at home playing schemers or good women, she was always very classy. If I have any complaint, it is that George Raft didn't have a double - he was so yummy and delicious, there was room for one more!!!

Highly Recommended.

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