Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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.
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