Bombs Over London (1937)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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When his Hollywood starring career dried up in the mid-1930s, matinee idol Charles Farrell headed to England, where he played newspaper reporter Brian Gaunt in the fast-paced meller Midnight Menace. The storyline acknowledges the fact that Television was firmly established in England in 1937, with the BBC beaming out programs on a regular schedule. On this occasion, however, a TV device is being used for nefarious purposes by a gang of foreign munitions manufacturers, operating out of a stationery shop in Soho. Head villain Peters (Fritz Kortner) intends to destroy a London disarmament conference in a midnight air raid, all the while posing as the head of a pacifistic organization. The fearless Brian Gaunt gets wind of this scheme and races against time to avert disaster.

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war, accident, aerial, aristocracy, attack, bishop, bomb, Britain, car, career, cartoonist, control, discovery, double-cross, espionage, expose [revelation], family, imprisonment-false, launch, Nazism, newspaper, past, politician, remote-control, scheme, Southerner