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Midnight Shadow (1939)

Approved | | Mystery
In a quiet, all-black Oklahoma community live the Wilsons, whose pretty daughter Margaret is courted by awkward Buster and suave stage mentalist Prince Alihabad. On one busy night, Mr. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Frances Redd ...
Buck Woods ...
Lightfoot
Richard Bates ...
Junior Lingley
Ollie Ann Robinson ...
Mrs. Emma Wilson
Clinton Rosemond ...
Mr. Dan Wilson
Jess Lee Brooks ...
Sgt. Ramsey (as Jesse Lee Brooks)
Edward Brandon ...
Buster Barnett
Laurence Criner ...
Prince Alihabad (as John Criner)
Pete Webster ...
Mr. John Mason
Ruby Dandridge ...
Mrs. Lingley
Napoleon Simpson ...
Mr. Ernest Lingley
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In a quiet, all-black Oklahoma community live the Wilsons, whose pretty daughter Margaret is courted by awkward Buster and suave stage mentalist Prince Alihabad. On one busy night, Mr. Wilson shows his valuables to Alihabad, who plans to elope with Margaret; a mysterious man hangs around while another burglarizes the house; and someone murders Mr. Wilson! Will the killer be caught by the police, or by bumbling correspondence-school detective Junior Lingley? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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murder | police | hindu | thief | prowler | See All (17) »

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Frances Redd is the sister of exotica organist Korla Pandit, but this was kept secret from the public to maintain Pandit's ruse that he was from India and not African-American. See more »

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The Butler Doesn't Do It
1 March 2009 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

"Margaret Wilson (Frances Redd) is the daughter of a well-respected small town family, who is courted by local man Buster Barnett (Edward Brandon) and a traveling carnival mentalist, Prince Alihabad (Laurence Criner). When Margaret's father turns up dead after showing his oil well deed to his daughter's suitors, she decides to track down her father's killer herself (by hiring) a private investigator and his bumbling assistant," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis. "Midnight Shadow" is an embarrassingly poor, segregated production.

* Midnight Shadow (1939) George Randol ~ Frances Redd, Laurence Criner, Edward Brandon


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