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Captain Midnight (1942)

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270 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Secret Service Major Steel (Joseph W. Girard), is one of the few men in America aware of the fact that Captain Albright (Dave O'Brien) is also Captain Midnight, daring masked aviator dedicated to fighting gangsters and enemies of America. ...See moreSecret Service Major Steel (Joseph W. Girard), is one of the few men in America aware of the fact that Captain Albright (Dave O'Brien) is also Captain Midnight, daring masked aviator dedicated to fighting gangsters and enemies of America. When murderous bombing attacks are made on West Coast munitions plants, Steel sends for Albright and asks him to track down the mysterious Ivan Shark (James Craven), the foreign agent mastermind behind the attacks. Shark has learned about an ingenious range finder, invented by John Edwards (Bryant Washburn, and makes plans to obtain a model of the invention. Edwards instructs his daughter, Joyce (Dorothy Short), to bring the model to Albright for safekeeping in his mountain laboratory. Shark takes Edwards prisoner by Albright assures Joyce that her father will be saved and an end put to Shark's reign of terror. Dressing as Captain Midnight and enlisting the aid of his friends, Chuck (Sam Edwards) and Ichabod Mudd (Guy Wilkerson), Captain Midnight delivers on his promises fourteen chapters later. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Basil Dickey (screenplay) | George H. Plympton (screenplay) (as George Plympton) | Jack Stanley (screenplay) | Wyndham Gittens (screenplay)
Composer
Lee Zahler (music)
Cinematographer
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Updated Feb 15, 1942

Release date
Feb 15, 1942 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Dave O'Brien
Captain Albright / Captain Midnight Captain Albright / Captain Midnight   See fewer
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Dorothy Short
Joyce Edwards Joyce Edwards   See fewer
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James Craven
Ivan Shark Ivan Shark   See fewer
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Sam Edwards
Chuck Ramsey Chuck Ramsey   See fewer
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Guy Wilkerson
Ichabod 'Icky' Mudd Ichabod 'Icky' Mudd   See fewer
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Bryant Washburn
John Edwards John Edwards   See fewer
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Luana Walters
Fury Shark Fury Shark   See fewer
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Joseph W. Girard
Major Steel (as Joe Girard) Major Steel (as Joe Girard)   See fewer
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Ray Teal
Borgman- Henchman #8 Borgman- Henchman #8   See fewer
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George Pembroke
Dr. James Jordan Dr. James Jordan   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Martel- Henchman #7 (as Charles Hamilton) Martel- Henchman #7 (as Charles Hamilton)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Gardo- Henchman #5 Gardo- Henchman #5   See fewer
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Dick Botiller
Henchman Kraus [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Henchman Kraus [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Caits
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Elliott
Police Chief [Chs. 11, 15] (uncredited) Police Chief [Chs. 11, 15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
G-Man Allen (uncredited) G-Man Allen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Terry Frost
Army Officer (uncredited) Army Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Hagney
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Henchman Red [Chs. 5-7] (uncredited) Henchman Red [Chs. 5-7] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Knox Manning
Narrator (uncredited) Narrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Mapes
Slim- Henchman #10 (uncredited) Slim- Henchman #10 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles McMurphy
Army Air Dispatcher [Ch. 1] / G-Man Guard at Bungalo [Ch. 13] (uncredited) Army Air Dispatcher [Ch. 1] / G-Man Guard at Bungalo [Ch. 13] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Peil Sr.
Fang (uncredited) Fang (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perrin
Policeman [Ch. 4] (uncredited) Policeman [Ch. 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rose Plumer
Nurse Grey (uncredited) Nurse Grey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
Spotter- Henchman #12 (uncredited) Spotter- Henchman #12 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Shumway
G-Man Burns (uncredited) G-Man Burns (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Steele
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Henchman Slick (uncredited) Henchman Slick (uncredited)   See fewer
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Slim Whitaker
Police Car 27 Patrolman [Chs. 7, 11, 15] (uncredited) Police Car 27 Patrolman [Chs. 7, 11, 15] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Young
Taxi Driver [Ch. 11] (uncredited) Taxi Driver [Ch. 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 83 votes