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The Phantom of 42nd Street (1945)

Approved | | Mystery | 2 May 1945 (USA)
A theatre critic (Dave O'Brien) teams up with a cop (Jack Mulhall) to investigate the murder of a Broadway actor.

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Tony Woolrich
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Claudia Moore
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Cecil Moore
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Egbert Egelhofer, aka Romeo (Taxicab Driver)
Edythe Elliott ...
Janis Buchanan
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Lt. Walsh
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Ginger
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Reggie Thomas
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John Carraby
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Roberts
Paul Power ...
Timothy Wells
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An actor is killed during the performance of a play and critic Tony Woolrich (Dave O'Brien) undertakes to solve the crime. Claudia Moore (Kay Aldridge, in her last movie role), the girl he loves, is suspected, but when two more deaths occur, she is also threatened by the Phantom Killer. During a production of "Julius Caesar" the killer makes a final attempt. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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2 May 1945 (USA)  »

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Fantasma da Rua 42  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in Washington DC Wednesday 1 October 1947 on WTTG (Channel 5). See more »

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When someone takes a shot at Tony backstage, incredibly, most of the people backstage don't hear the shot. See more »

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The Phantom Killer strikes
13 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

I've just seen The Phantom Of 42nd Street for the first time and found it fairly enjoyable, but a little talkie at times.

A critic and police investigate a series of murders that have taken place on the set of a play. Three people have been killed in all and in order to catch the killer, a performance of Julius Caesar is held. Will the killer be caught?

This is an interesting little movie and atmospheric but I found it a little slow moving in parts.

The cast includes Dave O'Brien (The Devil Bat), Kay Aldridge and Alan Mowbray (Terror By Night).

Though not brilliant, The Phantom Of 42nd Street is worth watching. A good time filler for an hour or so.

Rating: 2 and a half stars out of 5.


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