Midnight Patrol (1932)

60 or 67 mins | Drama | 10 April 1932

Full page view
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
6 Mar 1932
p. 4
Film Daily
8 May 1932
p. 11
Harrison's Reports
14 May 1932
p. 79
International Photographer
1 Apr 1932
p. 31
Motion Picture Herald
9 Apr 1932
p. 25
New York Times
7 May 1932
p. 11
Variety
10 May 1932
p. 17
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITERS
Story
C. E. Roberts
Dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Asst cam
FILM EDITOR
Tom Persons
Ed
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
Still photog
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 April 1932
Production Date:

Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60 or 67
Country:
United States
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 ...

More Less

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.

Less

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

Night Moves

The summary and note for this entry were completed with participation from the AFI Academic Network. Summary and note were written by participant Matt Stepanski, a student at ... >>

Stagecoach

The American folk songs adapted for the score included the traditional ballads "Lily Dale," "Rosa Lee," "Joe Bowers," "Joe the Wrangler," "She's More to Be Pitied Than Censured," "She ... >>

The Hurricane

Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall's novel was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post (28 Dec 1935--1 Feb 1936). A 5 Dec 1935 HR ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.