Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
A minor action melodrama from low-budget company Banner Productions, Before Midnight starred William Russell and Barbara Bedford, veteran players who had seen better days. After Julio (Rex Lease) is accused of forgery, his plucky sister Helene (Bedford) is assigned by detective Durand (Alan Roscoe) to trail Tom (Russell), a suspected emerald smuggler. But Tom is in reality the incognito head of the detective agency that employs Durand, whom he suspects of underhanded dealings. A virile-looking leading man who had played Matt Burke to Blanche Sweet's Anna Christie in 1923, William Russell died tragically from pneumonia at the age of only 42 in 1929.
blackmail, boy, child, detective, investigation, judge