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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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Jack Harvey (based on novel) and
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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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58 min
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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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I still don't know whodunit..., 4 September 2014
Author: MikeMagi from Baltimore MD

After watching this poverty row mystery -- and re-running the climactic scene three or four times -- there's no need for a spoiler alert. I still have no idea who committed the murders nor why. Which sorta' takes the wind out of watching Dave O'Brien as the drama critic for the New York Record playing amateur sleuth, probing the slayings that are decimating the cast of a New York repertory theater. Then again, why was the film called "Phantom of 42nd Street" when live theater had long given way to grind movie houses on 42 Street by the time it was made in the 1940s? That's easy. While "Phantom of 47th Street Between Seventh and Eighth Avenues" would have been more accurate, it wouldn't have had nearly the cache. And fitting it on marquees -- especially at theaters that played PRC releases -- would have been a challenge.

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