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Midnight Phantom


A newly hired police chief vows to clean up a notoriously corrupt police department. When he is murdered, investigators find that there is no shortage of suspects, most of them being fellow cops.

This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. It's earliest documented telecast was Wednesday 14 December 1949 on WPIX, New York City.

Midnight Phantom is a 1935 American film directed by Bernard B. Ray.

Plot summary


  • Reginald Denny (actor) as Prof. David Graham
  • Claudia Dell as Diana Sullivan (misspelled Diane Sullivan in opening credits)
  • Lloyd Hughes as Police Lt. Dan Burke
  • Jim Farley (actor) as Police Chief James A. Sullivan
  • Barbara Bedford (actress) as Kathleen Ryan
  • Mary Foy as Mary Ryan
  • John Elliott (actor) as Capt. Bill Withers
  • Francis Sayles as Police Surgeon Kelly
  • Al St. John as Radio Officer Jones
  • Henry Roquemore as Dr. McNeil
  • Lee Prather as Police Capt. Perkins
  • Robert D. Walker as Police Capt. Jim Phillips
  • Jack Kenny as Police Inspector Silverstein


Category:1935 films
Category:American films
Category:1930s thriller films
Category:American mystery films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:1930s romance films

Harry S. Webb

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