Bowery at Midnight (1942)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Release Date - Oct 30, 1942 (USA)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Bowery at Midnight casts Bela Lugosi as Professor Brenner, a psychology instructor at New York University (which looks a lot like Berkeley in the exterior shots!). When not enlightening his students -- most of them buxom Monogram starlets -- Brenner is engaged in charitable work, running a mission in the Bowery. In truth, however, the kindly professor is a fiend in human form, who uses his mission as a front for a vast criminal empire. When Judy (Wanda McKay), one of Brenner's students, stumbles onto the truth, she's targeted for extermination by the Dr. Jekyll-and-Mr. Hyde prof.

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afterlife, agent [representative], death, disguise, love, overthrow, revolution, Secret-Service, zombie, alter-ego, basement, cemetery, criminal, double-life, killing, life, mastermind, psychology