BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT (1942); a typical low-budget "B" horror film from the 1940's with two things an imaginative plot for its time and the presence of the great Bela Lugosi. But sadly it also is logged down by the horrible type casting done by these sorts of studios, Lugosi is once again cast as the evil foreign sounding villain with a minor twist he appears to be a good hearted man running a soup kitchen in the Bowery (the poor area of whatever city it takes place in). But in actual fact he is a master criminal who is also a university professor as well who uses any known criminals in soup kitchen to exploit in his fiendish plans, BUT a typical red blooded American man becomes the hero of the film to save his gal from the evil hands of Lugosi.
Overall thoughts on BOWERY AT MIDNIGHT: it's just another Lugosi "B" horror film form the middle part of his American acting career before it all came to an end 13 years later with the beloved Cult hero Edward. D. Wood. JR (AKA Ed Wood). This film had a somewhat interesting plot but was ruined by wooden acting by the supporting cast and the typecasting of Lugosi. The only saving grace of this film, Lugosi commanding performance; The Rating: 50%.