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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 
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
 
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 »
Quotes:
Colin Grant:Here's to crime!See more »
Soundtrack:
In a Midnight ClubSee more »

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If Raffles had a club it would be The Midnight Club., 20 October 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Midnight Club is a place where British elite meet to eat and socialize otherwise. It's also the place where Clive Brook, a Raffles type character meets with his gang also of similar class stature, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Alan Mowbray, and the gang's alluring come-on Helen Vinson. She sure gives George Raft the come-on and how he comes.

Scotland Yard Inspector Sir Guy Standing is tearing the hair out of his head trying to catch Brook and his gang from pulling off a lot of society robberies of jewels and whatever else they can lay their hands. These people are upper crust with influence so Standing knows he has to catch them red handed.

And this is where American detective George Raft enters the picture. He's been brought over by Standing to go undercover as an American crook who's after the same scores that Brook is and then infiltrate the gang.

Alison Skipworth and Ethel Griffies play a pair of Brook's robbery victims and Skipworth does it in grand style. She'd actually give up her jewels quite willingly for a night with Brook whom she eyes like a prime cut at a butcher's shop.

As for Raft being an American detective is a role he fits comfortably into and does a good job. Vinson who is usually the man stealing other woman has both Brook and Raft interested in here and her part is a change for her.

Probably with a bit more character development we could get an updated version of the Midnight Club. It holds up well and even today's audiences would enjoy it.If

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