The Midnight Patrol (1932 film)

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The Midnight Patrol
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Directed by Christy Cabanne
Screenplay by George Jeske
Barry Barringer
Story by Arthur Hoerl
Produced by C.C. Burr
Starring Regis Toomey
Betty Bronson
Edwina Booth
Cinematography Lewis Physioc
Edited byThomas Persons
C.C. Burr Productions
Distributed by Monogram Pictures
Release date
  • April 10, 1932 (1932-04-10)(US) [1]
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Midnight Patrol is a 1932 American pre-Code drama film, directed by Christy Cabanne. Written by George Jeske (screenplay) and Arthur Hoeri (story), it stars Regis Toomey, Betty Bronson, and Edwina Booth, and was released on April 10, 1932.



A rookie officer boasts his ability to solve a crime within 24 hours. Novice policemen Stanley and Oliver are eating lunch in their patrol car, and run into two thieves attempting to steal their spare tire. Amidst the commotion, the two officers miss the broadcast address of a jewelry store burglary in progress. Officer Stanley asks whom he assumes to be the jewelry store owner for his phone number to call the station, but the supposed owner turns out to be the burglar. Eventually Officers Stanley and Oliver catch the apparent burglar and bring him back to the station, only to find it is really the police chief.


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  1. "Midnight Patrol". American Film Institute. Archived from the original on March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 6, 2018.