5.3/10
72
7 user 1 critic

Midnight Limited (1940)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 20 March 1940 (USA)
The Phantom Robber gets a fortune in jewels and some valuable papers from a robbery on the crack train "The Midnight Limited" and Val Lennon and his pretty assistant, Joan Marshall, are on ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as C.B. Williams)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A skip tracer--someone who collects late payments from people who've purchased appliances, etc., or takes them back them when they don't pay--repossesses a small radio from a deadbeat who's... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: James Dunn, Frances Gifford, George Douglas
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When a valuable pearl with a sinister reputation is stolen, Sherlock Holmes must investigate its link to a series of brutal murders.

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Police lieutenant Sam Carson investigates a political murder after the victim is dumped at the door of police headquarters.

Director: Otto Brower
Stars: Carole Landis, William Gargan, Richard Crane
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A veteran firefighter is forced to retire at age 65 by the Fire Department. However, when one of his friends dies in a blaze set by a serial arsonist, the now retired fireman teams up with ... See full summary »

Director: William West
Stars: J. Farrell MacDonald, Polly Ann Young, Warren Hull
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Val Lennon (as John King)
...
Joan Marshall
...
Prof. Van Dillon
Edward Keane ...
Capt. Harrigan
Monte Collins ...
Abel Krantz (as Monty Collins)
...
Frenchie
...
Train Conductor
Herbert Ashley ...
Trainman (as Herb Ashley)
...
Mae Krantz
Edit

Storyline

The Phantom Robber gets a fortune in jewels and some valuable papers from a robbery on the crack train "The Midnight Limited" and Val Lennon and his pretty assistant, Joan Marshall, are on his trail. But the Phantom strikes three more times and adds murder to his list. Val decides to use himself as bait, although Chief Harrigan and Joan beg him not to risk his life. But Val, disguised as a wealthy Canadian, boards the train for a rendezvous with a killer. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The thrill-splattered romance of a girl who had to turn detective in self-defense! (original poster) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 March 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El crimen nocturno  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film received its earliest documented telecasts in New York City Friday 22 July 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11) and in Los Angeles Tuesday 27 September 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

Goofs

Obvious parallel-moving rounded floodlight-beams from movie-10K's that sweep across and "follow" the general movement of the groups of passengers as they head towards the trains, when Val and Joan are first shown observing the passengers. See more »

Soundtracks

Quiet Hands
Written by Harrison Carter
Sung by John 'Dusty' King
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good but not a thriller!
3 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was interesting but a little corny at times( when Val sings) They had to cram a lot in 61 minutes. the movie's movement had a little Dragnet to it.."just the facts'. The police characters seemed a little stiff and the mechanics of the railroad police etc was not very believable.( Adding Majorie to the force just because she said she would help) The addition of Willie the conductor was a nice a piece but the dialog with him was too simple and not as comic relief as it could have been... Majorie Reynolds was good and you can see her potential...remembering her as the wife to Chester a Riley is quite easy..The plot was good and could have been developed better but...All in all a good investment of your time far better that reruns on TV.....


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Midnight Limited (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?