Midnight Manhunt

Midnight Manhunt is a 1945 film noir crime film mystery directed by William C. Thomas and written by David Lang. The film premiered on July 24, 1945 and is in the public domain.

Midnight Manhunt
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Directed byWilliam C. Thomas
Produced byMaxwell Shane
Written byDavid Lang
Music byAlexander Laszlo
CinematographyFred Jackman Jr.
Edited byHenry Adams
Distributed byParamount Pictures (theatrical)
Metropolis Productions Inc.
Release date
  • July 24, 1945 (1945-07-24)
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film stars William Gargan, Ann Savage, Leo Gorcey and George Zucco.


Midnight Manhunt begins with the shooting death of a master criminal who expires in a wax museum. Reporter Sue Gallagher (Ann Savage) is first on the scene, but she is soon in competition with her boyfriend, fellow reporter Pete Willis (William Gargan). The killer traps Sue in the wax museum when he returns there looking for the body. Leo Gorcey plays the caretaker of the wax museum.



The film was known as Cheese It, Corpse.[1]


  1. Van Johnson and Lucille Ball Listed for Comedy New York Times 17 Nov 1944: 24.

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