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Bowery at Midnight (1942)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  30 October 1942 (USA)
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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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Judy Malvern
Tom Neal ...
Frankie Mills
Vince Barnett ...
Charley
Anna Hope ...
Mrs. Brenner
John Berkes ...
Fingers Dolan
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Pete Crawford
Lucille Vance ...
Mrs. Malvern
Lew Kelly ...
Doc Brooks
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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 »

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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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Lugosi with 3 personalities!
9 May 2003 | by (kent ohio) – See all my reviews

Bowery at Midnight is a must see for fans of Bela Lugosi. His "lesser" films are is some ways more interesting than the ones he is best known for, since expectations are low and the Lugosi persona shines through inadequacies in the script etc. His acting is really put to the test here where he essentially has three roles: a kind soup kitchen manager, a professor of psychology and a sinister mass killer who can double cross anyone. All three roles are wonderfully done- a masterful job!!


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