A Tragedy at Midnight

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A Tragedy at Midnight
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Joseph Santley
Screenplay by Isabel Dawn
Story byHal Hudson
Sam Duncan
Produced by Robert North
Starring John Howard
Margaret Lindsay
Roscoe Karns
Mona Barrie
Keye Luke
Hobart Cavanaugh
Cinematography Ernest Miller
Edited byEdward Mann
Music by Mort Glickman
Arnold Schwarzwald
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • February 2, 1942 (1942-02-02)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States

A Tragedy at Midnight is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Joseph Santley and written by Isabel Dawn. The film stars John Howard, Margaret Lindsay, Roscoe Karns, Mona Barrie, Keye Luke and Hobart Cavanaugh. The film was released on February 2, 1942, by Republic Pictures. [1] [2] [3]




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