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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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Richard Dennison
Wanda McKay ...
Judy Malvern
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Frankie Mills
Vince Barnett ...
Charley
Anna Hope ...
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Mrs. Malvern
Lew Kelly ...
Doc Brooks
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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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References The Corpse Vanishes (1942) See more »

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Okay, just
8 August 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

A soup Kitchen serves as a front for various criminal activities run by Bela Lugosi.

As Bela's grade Z movies go this one is pretty good. The plot is complicated enough to keep you wondering what is going on. Of course things get a bit wonky towards the end as all of the people and plot points come crashing together.

Certainly not the worst that Bela turned out in his very up and down career. I don't know if I'd search this out, but late at night if it was on I certainly wouldn't turn it off, unless I needed sleep since it won't put you out.

6 out of 10


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