Bowery at Midnight (1942)




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Bowery at Midnight casts Bela Lugosi as Professor Brenner, a psychology instructor at New York University (which looks a lot like Berkeley in the exterior shots!). When not enlightening his students -- most of them buxom Monogram starlets -- Brenner is engaged in charitable work, running a mission in the Bowery. In truth, however, the kindly professor is a fiend in human form, who uses his mission as a front for a vast criminal empire. When Judy (Wanda McKay), one of Brenner's students, stumbles onto the truth, she's targeted for extermination by the Dr. Jekyll-and-Mr. Hyde prof.
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Bela Lugosi
as Prof. Frederick Brenner, alias Karl Wagner
John Archer
as Richard Dennison
Wanda McKay
as Judy Malvern
Tom Neal
as Frankie Mills
Vince Barnett
as Charlie
John Berkes
as Fingers Dolan
Ray Miller
as Big Man
J. Farrell MacDonald
as Capt. Mitchell
Lew Kelly
as Doc Brooks
Lucille Vance
as Mrs. Malvern
Anna Hope
as Mrs. Brenner
Bernard Gorcey
as Shopkeeper
Dave O'Brien
as Pete Crawford
Wheeler Oakman
as Stratton
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Critic Reviews for Bowery at Midnight

All Critics (5)

This cheapie thriller goes down like a cheap bottle of Thunderbird.

Full Review… | January 29, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

quite boring

May 2, 2008

No excerpt available.

August 11, 2005

Great silly Lugosi Monogrammer

August 7, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

No excerpt available.

October 30, 2001
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Bowery at Midnight

All may not be as it seems when man who runs a soup kitchen recruits patrons to join his criminal gang and then kills them. Interesting thriller is not very scary and has few surprises, but is divertng enough.

Tim Henry
Tim Henry

Lugosi can't save it, but his performance isn't his worse. The story isn't entirely terrible, but it's not really interesting enough. The rest of the characters are pretty bland at most, and even the most exciting moments feel rather lackluster.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Enjoyable crime drama. The DVD cover of my copy of the film is very misleading, but, other than that, it was a pretty good movie. Bela is terrific. Recommended for a free watch online.

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