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Bowery at Midnight (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Thriller | 30 October 1942 (USA)
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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John Archer ...
Richard Dennison
Wanda McKay ...
Judy Malvern
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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 ...
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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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 »

Quotes

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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Bela Lugosi at his best.
3 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bela Lugosi, both a wonderful actor and very fine gentleman, comes across perfectly in this role. Things like body language, eye contact, voice inflection, all of it done beautifully. The plot, containing as many little surprising twists and turns as the Bowery mission contains secret panels and hidden doors, is a neat story and it flows well. The other players fit their roles very well. The continuity is good. And then there are those other added attractions, like thinking you just saw Lou Costello playing a Bowery bum. Nope, you didn't, but you're close. Its his older brother, and almost twin, Pat Costello. Things like that make this movie great fun. Add a pretty nurse, a crazy doctor, and what do you have? A "B" movie that deserves at least a B+.


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