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Bowery at Midnight (1942)

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Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Bela Lugosi uses his soup kitchen as a front for a criminal gang who commit a series of daring robberies and murders. When things ... See full summary »

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Professor Brenner / Karl Wagner
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Richard Dennison
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Judy Malvern
Tom Neal ...
Frankie Mills
Vince Barnett ...
Charley
Anna Hope ...
Mrs. Brenner
John Berkes ...
Fingers Dolan
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Capt. Mitchell
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Pete Crawford
Lucille Vance ...
Mrs. Malvern
Lew Kelly ...
Doc Brooks
Wheeler Oakman ...
Stratton
Ray Miller ...
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Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Bela Lugosi uses his soup kitchen as a front for a criminal gang who commit a series of daring robberies and murders. When things get out of hand, Lugosi kills his henchmen, who wind up as zombies in the cellar of the soup kitchen. Written by Wheeler Winston Dixon

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The monster and the ghoul! One deals in wholesale murder...the other serves as a torture-master of the living dead! See it and shudder!

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Crime | Thriller

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30 October 1942 (USA)  »

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Burial at Midnight  »

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In the background of one scene there is a poster for the movie The Corpse Vanishes (1942) which stars Bela Lugosi. See more »

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Prof. Frederick Brenner, alias Karl Wagner: Buck! How often have I told you to keep that cat from desecrating my graves?
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One of Bela Lugosi's Momogram quickies
11 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lugosi plays a kind psychology teacher at a local college. He also runs a mission in the bowery where he gets criminals to pull off robberies for him. There's also a silly incidental subplot about raising the dead! This is pretty involved for an hour long movie. Being a Monogram picture it has all their trademarks--tacky sets; mostly atrocious acting; a plot that really doesn't make a whole lot of sense and one of the most unexciting gunfights in screen history.

The acting veers from OK to just embarrassing. Wanda McKay easily gives out the worst performance. Lugosi, always a pro, gives this the best performance possible. And it is nice to see Tom Neal three years before he did the cult classic "Detour".

Not bad--not good but one of the better Monograms Lugosi did. LOVE the clearly marked graves in the basement! I give it a 5.


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