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A Tragedy at Midnight (1942)

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68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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, ...See moreThis 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 delighted of course, but Greg escapes as they are arresting him. Now he must solve the mystery by himself... Written by Jim See less
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Isabel Dawn (screenplay) | Hal Hudson (original story) | Sam Duncan (original story)
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Updated Feb 2, 1942

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Feb 2, 1942 (United States)

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66 cast members
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John Howard
Greg Sherman Greg Sherman   See fewer
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Margaret Lindsay
Beth Sherman Beth Sherman   See fewer
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Roscoe Karns
Det. Lt. Cassidy Det. Lt. Cassidy   See fewer
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Mona Barrie
Alta Wilton Alta Wilton   See fewer
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Keye Luke
Ah Foo Ah Foo   See fewer
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Hobart Cavanaugh
Charles Miller Charles Miller   See fewer
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Paul Harvey
Landeck Landeck   See fewer
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Miles Mander
Dr. Hilary Wilton Dr. Hilary Wilton   See fewer
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William Newell
Swanson, Greg's Agent Swanson, Greg's Agent   See fewer
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Wendell Niles
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Archie Twitchell
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Sam Ash
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ricci (uncredited) Ricci (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 109 votes