Bowery at Midnight (1942)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Wallace Fox. It was originally released in the USA on 30 October 1942.

Plot Summary

Criminologist Bela Lugosi runs a soup kitchen in the Bowery which is a front for his criminal activities. His gang, recruited from the down and outs he looks after, commits a series of robberies while the doctor keeps those who cross him zombified in a secret room.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Wallace Fox
Copyright MCMXLII [1942] by Monogram Pictures Corporation
Monogram Pictures Corporation presents
Produced by: Sam Katzman, Jack Dietz, Banner Productions
Associate Producer: Barney A. Sarecky
Original Story and Screenplay: Gerald Schnitzer
Assistant Director: Arthur Hammond
Photography: Mack Stengler
Film Editor: Carl Pierson
Musical Director: Edward Kay
Sound Engineer: Glen Glenn
Art Director: Dave Milton

Bela Lugosi (Professor Brenner/Karl Wagner)
John Archer (Richard Dennison)
Wanda McKay (Judy Malvern)
Tom Neal (Frankie Mills)
Vince Barnett (Charley)
Anna Hope (Mrs Brenner)
John Berkes (Fingers Dolan)
J. Farrell MacDonald (Capt. Mitchell)
Dave O'Brien (Pete Crawford)
Lucille Vance (Mrs Malvern)
Lew Kelly (Doc Brooks)
Wheeler Oakman (Stratton)
Ray Miller (big man)
Bernard Gorcey [shopkeeper – uncredited]
Bob Reeves *

Alternative Titles

Burial at Midnight


Favorite Westerns and Serial World no.32 (1989) p.19 – credits
Kine Weekly no.1879 (22 April 1943) – review
Monthly Film Bulletin vol.10 p.50 – credits, synopsis, review
Motion Picture Herald vol.149 no.1 (3 October 1942) – review
Starlog no.202 (May 1994) pp.60 – 65 – illustrated article
Today's Cinema vol.60 no.4867 (20 April 1943) – review

Hoffman's Guide to Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.54 – credits, review
Horror and Science Fiction Films Volume II by Donald C. Willis p.43 – credits
Illustrated Frankenstein Movie Guide, The by Stephen Jones p.38 – credits, review
The Monogram Checklist: The Films of Monogram Pictures Corporation, 1931-1952 by Ted Okuda p.151 – credits, synopsis, release date
Poverty Row Horrors! by Tom Weaver – article
by Walt Lee p.44 – credits