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A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 2 February 1942 (USA)
This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writers:

Isabel Dawn (screenplay), Hal Hudson (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Howard ... Greg Sherman
Margaret Lindsay ... Beth Sherman
Roscoe Karns ... Det. Lt. Cassidy
Mona Barrie ... Alta Wilton
Keye Luke ... Ah Foo
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Charles Miller
Paul Harvey ... Landeck
Lilian Bond ... Lola
Miles Mander ... Dr. Hilary Wilton
William Newell William Newell ... Swanson, Greg's Agent
Wendell Niles Wendell Niles ... Show Announcer
Archie Twitchell ... Henry Carney
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Storyline

This Republic murder mystery starts with a radio broadcast by Greg Sherman who solves cases on the air that the local police cannot solve. As he names the perpetrator of a recent murder we see the criminal, who is listening to the show, become alarmed and start to make his escape. The scene shifts to the police department where the chief, fearing for his job, assigns officers to get something, anything, on Sherman and get him off the air. Meanwhile, Greg and his pretty wife Beth are parting company. He's going to a party and she's going to visit her pregnant sister in the hospital. The next morning Greg wakes up and nudges his sleeping wife. When she doesn't respond, he pulls off the covers and finds not his wife but a strange woman, dead and with the murder knife still sticking up out of her back. While he's still recovering from the shock, Beth walks into the bedroom. Thinking that she has discovered her husband with another woman, she leaves and calls the police. The police are ... Written by Jim

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ao Bater da Meia-Noite See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A nitrate print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives, and is not listed for preservation. See more »

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The 15-minute gap
24 July 2011 | by johnnydollar01See all my reviews

A ripoff of The Thin Man series, but entertaining in its own right. But the TV prints (like the one used by Netflix streaming) slash about 15 minutes out of this 69-minute movie! There's a big chunk missing at the beginning, which is apparently where the relationships with the neighbors is set up and who is sleeping where (an important fact). And there's another few minutes eliminated about halfway through the film.

In the early days of TV Republic would edit its movies down to about 53 minutes so that TV stations could run them in an hour time slot (back then they only had 3 minutes of commercials per half hour!). So beware the edited TV prints of this title.


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