Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron ... See full summary »
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Inspired by Churcill's Dunkirk speech, brash, undisciplined bush pilot Brian MacLean and three friends enlist in the RCAF but are deemed too old to be fliers.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be ... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie
Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Captain Drummond travels to Switzerland in order to marry his girlfriend but the disappearance of a dangerous cargo of explosives makes him delay his plans.

Director: Louis King
Stars: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell
Drama | Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Five patriotic convicts are helped to escape imprisonment in Devil's Island so they can fight for occupied Free French forces against the Nazis.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Claude Rains, Michèle Morgan
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Secret Service Major Steel (Joseph W. Girard), is one of the few men in American aware of the fact that Captain Albright (Dave O'Brien) is also Captain Midnight, daring masked aviator ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne
Stars: Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Short, James Craven
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During WWII, a submarine's second in command inherits the problem of torpedoes that don't explode. When on shore, he is eager to win back his ex-wife.

Director: George Waggner
Stars: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond
Certificate: Passed Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Mary Carlisle
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Sidney Toler, Phyllis Brooks, Victor Sen Yung
Comedy | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A sassy girl finds herself dead after trading bedrooms with her heiress friend. Her ghost seeks aid from banker Cosmo Topper to find out why and by whom.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Joan Blondell, Roland Young, Carole Landis
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger.

Director: James P. Hogan
Stars: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell
Waterfront (1954–1956)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

John Herrick was the captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, police detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip and Willie... See full summary »

Stars: Preston Foster, Douglas Dick, Lois Moran
The Court of Last Resort (1957–1958)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Court of Last Resort was founded by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1950s. The team sought to reveal whether someone already found guilty might really be innocent. The show dramatized the ... See full summary »

Stars: Lyle Bettger, Robert H. Harris, S. John Launer
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 Ichabod 'Ikky' Mudd / ... (27 episodes, 1954-1956)
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 Aristotle 'Tut' Jones (24 episodes, 1954-1956)
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Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron traveled around the globe stomping out evil. When the show went into syndication, Midnight's name became Jet Jackson, and the show's title was changed. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Captain Midnight was called 'Jet Jackson' in Australia, because Captain Midnight was the name of an infamous bushranger (outlaw). See more »

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Announcer: On a mountaintop, high above a large city, stands the headquarters of a man devoted to the cause of freedom and justice... a war hero who has never stopped fighting against his country's enemies... a private citizen who is dedicating his life to the struggle against evil men everywhere... CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT!
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Referenced in Last of the Summer Wine: From Wellies to Wet Suit (1982) See more »

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One of the heroes of my youth.-
25 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorite shows from my youth, in the 1980s I was bought some tapes of it, watching them took me back 30 years. I note the plane was the Doulgas Skyrocket, not the Bell X-1, even as a 5-7 year old I recognized it. I have an older brother who built a model of it, and we had a neighbor who was a pilot and knew the various aircraft. No, I never did get my decoder ring, the show premiered in September, 1954, I had just turned 5, that was a little above my head. And yes I was puzzled when I few years later I saw an episode of "Jet Jackson" and was puzzled as to why the program I knew as "Captain Midnight" was being aired under another name. Richard Webb said that was the strangest syndication deal in TV. The programs hold up, like most quality children's entertainment, it tries to introduce its young viewers to adult (in the older sense of that word) concepts, in my favorite episode "The Secret Room" the Captain plays along with a phony medium, telling Ikky "He's a crook. And a very clever one. I want to find out what he's really up to."


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