Scott R. Dunlap, later a prolific and highly respected B-western producer, held the directorial reins in Midnight Life. Francis X. Bushman, a star on the downgrade, does a commendable job as the principal character in this inexpensive crime meller. When his buddy is murdered, Bushman, a dedicated cop, goes after the gang responsible. This compels him to immerse himself in the city's nightclub scene, controlled by the local mob element. Adele Buffington, who'd pen many a western for Dunlap in future years, coadapted Midnight Life from a novel by Reginald Wright Kaufman.
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