Midnight Menace

Midnight Menace is a 1937 British thriller film directed by Sinclair Hill and starring Charles Farrell, Margaret Vyner, Fritz Kortner and Danny Green. The screenplay concerns an international arms manufacturing firm's plans to start a war in Europe by bombing London.[1] It was released in the United States as Bombs Over London.

Midnight Menace
Directed bySinclair Hill
Produced byHarcourt Templeman
Written byAlexander Mackendrick
Roger MacDougall
George Moresby-White
D.B. Wyndham-Lewis
StarringCharles Farrell
Margaret Vyner
Fritz Kortner
Music byJohn Reynders
CinematographyCyril Bristow
Edited byJohn E. Morris
Grosvenor Films
Distributed byAssociated British Film Distributors
Release date
1 July 1937
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


The film was made at Pinewood Studios.[2] Its original script was written by Alexander Mackendrick.[3] The film's sets were designed by Wilfred Arnold.



  1. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/42568
  2. Wood p.91
  3. Philip Kemp, Lethal Innocence : The Cinema of Alexander Mackendrick, London, Methuen, 1991, p. 6-7.


  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
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