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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
John Archer ...
Richard Dennison
Wanda McKay ...
Judy Malvern
Tom Neal ...
Frankie Mills
Vince Barnett ...
Charley
Anna Hope ...
Mrs. Brenner
John Berkes ...
Fingers Dolan
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Capt. Mitchell
Dave O'Brien ...
Pete Crawford
Lucille Vance ...
Mrs. Malvern
Lew Kelly ...
Doc Brooks
Wheeler Oakman ...
Stratton
Ray Miller ...
Big Man
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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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soup | soup kitchen | criminal | cellar | gang | See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Burial at Midnight  »

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Filming began August 3 1942, the 5th of Bela Lugosi's 9 Monogram features. 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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References The Corpse Vanishes (1942) See more »

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Bowery At Midnight (1942) **
8 July 2005 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

A rather busy plot (for a 60-minute programmer, anyway) ensures that there's little padding other than the obligatory romantic interest between the highlights (my favorite being Lugosi's cold-blooded rooftop disposal) - not that the film reaches any particular heights, but it's certainly enjoyable and engaging while it's on. The dual nature of Lugosi's character and the 'mission' setting hark back to DARK EYES OF London (1939), and this one too can be chalked up among the star's better 40s efforts. There's even some smart dialogue to boot ("I wouldn't trust you with a bad case of dandruff" and Lugosi describing Fingers Dolan's use of criminal slang as "picturesque", etc) and the poster for THE CORPSE VANISHES (1942) on a theater marquee was a cool 'in-joke'.


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