Midnight Patrol (1932)

60 or 67 mins | Drama | 10 April 1932

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
6 Mar 32
p. 4.
Film Daily
8 May 32
p. 11.
Harrison's Reports
14 May 32
p. 79.
International Photographer
1 Apr 32
p. 31.
Motion Picture Herald
9 Apr 32
p. 25.
New York Times
7 May 32
p. 11.
Variety
10 May 32
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 April 1932
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60 or 67
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While at private school, Ellen Grey gets a letter from her sister, Joyce Greeley, asking her to meet her at the train station. Ellen is unaware that her sister has been in prison and has been using a pseudonym. Ellen never sees her sister, who is murdered upon her release from jail, but ambitious newspaper reporter Johnny Martin witnesses the murder, and while calling in his story to the newspaper, meets Ellen, and prevents her from being kidnapped. Ellen remains unaware of her sister's death, and while Johnny infiltrates a prison in order to interview Dummy Black, a deaf-mute murderer who communicates through sign language, Joyce's crooked lawyer, Judson, arranges for his accomplice, Miss Willing, to impersonate Joyce in dealings with Ellen. Ellen is tricked into giving them the keys to Joyce's safe deposit box, which hold valuable papers. Finally, Johnny and a detective friend find Joyce's killer, who is exposed after a spotlight is turned on him while he flashes a knife in a theater's backstage. Although distraught over news of Joyce's death, Ellen has found a new love in ... +


While at private school, Ellen Grey gets a letter from her sister, Joyce Greeley, asking her to meet her at the train station. Ellen is unaware that her sister has been in prison and has been using a pseudonym. Ellen never sees her sister, who is murdered upon her release from jail, but ambitious newspaper reporter Johnny Martin witnesses the murder, and while calling in his story to the newspaper, meets Ellen, and prevents her from being kidnapped. Ellen remains unaware of her sister's death, and while Johnny infiltrates a prison in order to interview Dummy Black, a deaf-mute murderer who communicates through sign language, Joyce's crooked lawyer, Judson, arranges for his accomplice, Miss Willing, to impersonate Joyce in dealings with Ellen. Ellen is tricked into giving them the keys to Joyce's safe deposit box, which hold valuable papers. Finally, Johnny and a detective friend find Joyce's killer, who is exposed after a spotlight is turned on him while he flashes a knife in a theater's backstage. Although distraught over news of Joyce's death, Ellen has found a new love in Johnny. +

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