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The Phantom of 42nd Street -- 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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Writers:
Jack Harvey (based on novel) and
Milton Raison (based on novel) ...
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Release Date:
2 May 1945 (USA) See more »
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A theatre critic (Dave O'Brien) teams up with a cop (Jack Mulhall) to investigate the murder of a Broadway actor. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Dave O'Brien ... Tony Woolrich

Kay Aldridge ... Claudia Moore

Alan Mowbray ... Cecil Moore
Frank Jenks ... Egbert Egelhofer, aka Romeo (Taxicab Driver)
Edythe Elliott ... Janis Buchanan
Jack Mulhall ... Lt. Walsh
Vera Marshe ... Ginger
Stanley Price ... Reggie Thomas
John Crawford ... John Carraby
Cyril Delevanti ... Roberts
Paul Power ... Timothy Wells
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Budd Buster ... Stage Doorman Mike (uncredited)
Pat Gleason ... Reporter (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Newspaper Editor Peters (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Policeman (uncredited)
Robert Strange ... Soothsayer in Play (uncredited)

Directed by
Albert Herman 
 
Writing credits
Jack Harvey (based on novel) and
Milton Raison (based on novel)

Milton Raison (screenplay)

Produced by
Albert Herman .... associate producer
Martin Mooney .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Karl Hajos 
Walter Greene (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
James S. Brown Jr.  (as James Brown)
 
Film Editing by
Hugh Winn 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Palmentola 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Costume Design by
Mona Barry 
 
Production Management
Ray Young .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William A. Calihan Jr. .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Eugene C. Stone .... master of properties (as Gene Stone)
 
Sound Department
Frank Webster .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
58 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
USA:Approved (Certificate #10735) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Phantom Killer strikes, 13 March 2006
Author: Chris Gaskin from Derby, England

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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