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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 »

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Val Lennon (as John King)
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Prof. Van Dillon
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Capt. Harrigan
Monte Collins ...
Abel Krantz (as Monty Collins)
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Frenchie
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Herbert Ashley ...
Trainman (as Herb Ashley)
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Mae Krantz
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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>

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Somewhere among the strange human cargo on this death express... Is a murderer! See more »


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20 March 1940 (USA)  »

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El crimen nocturno  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Quiet Hands
Written by Harrison Carter
Sung by John 'Dusty' King
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has Monogram written all over it
28 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

"Midnight Limited" was a 1940 B film out of Monogram - well, I suppose writing Monogram and B film is the same thing. It stars John King and Marjorie Reynolds.

What to say about the plot...well, Reynolds is on a train when the compartment next door is robbed of $75,000 in diamonds, and her papers that prove she and her mother are entitled to an estate are taken when the perpetrator sees her looking out her door.

She gets a fair look at him and insists on helping the lead detective (King) find the criminal.

There were scenes in this film that were absolute dead space - like the interrogation of the crew and passengers - a 61-minute movie and that part alone seemed like 61 minutes.

It also seemed to me that the police could have done a better job of rounding up this guy faster.

Then it was over. Pleasant cast, with the always lovely Marjorie Reynolds who had better things ahead for her. Well, there really was no place to go but up after this.


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