Between Midnight and Dawn (1950)

Between Midnight and Dawn (1950)





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Between Midnight and Dawn is a solid, no-frills detective drama from the Columbia studio mills. Mark Stevens and Edmond O'Brien star as police officers Barnes and Purvis, who tool around in their prowl car in the wee hours of the morning. Vengeful gangster Ritchie Garris (Donald Buka) would like nothing better than to get Barnes and Purvis out of his hair, especially after breaking out of jail. In a thrill-packed climax, Garris makes a desperate escape using a little kid as a shield, while Purvis tries to second-guess the homicidal gangster. As Kate Mallory, Gale Storm has little to do except serve as the bone of romantic contention between the two male protagonists. Curiously, Storm doesn't get to sing, though supporting actress Gale Robbins does--three times, in fact. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Edmond O'Brien
as Officer Dan Purvis
Mark Stevens
as Officer Rocky Barnes
Donald Buka
as Ritchie Garris
Gale Storm
as Katharine 'Kate' Mallory
Gale Robbins
as Terry Romaine
Anthony Ross
as Lt. Masterson
Roland Winters
as Leo Cusick
Tito Vuolo
as Romano
Grazia Narciso
as Mrs. Romano
Madge Blake
as Mrs. Mallory
Jack Del Rio
as Louis Franissi
Philip Van Zandt
as Joe Quist
Cliff Bailey
as Sgt. Bailey
Tony Barr
as Harry Yost
Peter Mamakos
as Cootie Adams
Earl Breitbard
as Rod Peters
Wheaton Chambers
as Building Super
Frances Morris
as Super's Wife
Robert Bice
as Detective
Dudley Dickerson
as Garbage Man
Douglas Evans
as Detective Captain
Robert Foulk
as Fred the jailer
Jack Gargan
as Court Clerk
Alex Gerry
as Oliver
Billy Gray
as Petey
Myron Healey
as Officer Davis
Ted Jordan
as Carr
Louise Kane
as Communicator
Don Kohler
as Detective
Marc Krah
as Rocco
Michael Lally
as Waiter
Harry Lauter
as Detective
Nolan Leary
as Jury foreman
Charles Marsh
as Husband
Sydney Mason
as Capt. Evans
Joe Recht
as Busboy
Ted Stanhope
as Headwaiter
Tony Taylor
as Thurlow
Ruth Warren
as Policewoman
Gayne Whitman
as Doctor
Mary Alan Hokanson
as Communicator
James Brown
as Haynes
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Gordon Douglas infuses Between Midnight and Dawn with a hammy comic-book sensibility.

Full Review… | May 1, 2006
Slant Magazine

Efficiently directed by Gordon Douglas.

Full Review… | October 15, 2004
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