The Midnight Man

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Lancaster joins forces with screenwriting friend Kibbee (The Crimson Pirate, Vera Cruz) on an adaptation of David Anthony's thriller The Midnight Lady and the Mourning Man. The narrative is as abbreviated as the title, and for all the sense the plot makes, they might as well have called it 'The and The'. Even so, there's enough incident crammed in to fill columns. Suffice it to say that prominent parts are played by an ex-cop working as a college nightwatchman (Lancaster), a pretty parole officer with a taste for garish lipstick (Clark), the murdered daughter of a corrupt senator, a stolen tape of intimate confessions, an unfinished poem laced with Greek mythology, and a volume of Krafft-Ebing. Non-prominent parts are played by the two directors, who stage events with little flair.

Release details

Duration: 119 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Roland Kibbee, Burt Lancaster
Screenwriter: Roland Kibbee, Burt Lancaster
Cast: Burt Lancaster
Susan Clark
Cameron Mitchell
Morgan Woodward
Harris Yulin
Robert Quarry
Joan Lorring
Ed Lauter
Nick Cravat

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2.5 / 5

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Waldo

Efficient 70s thriller, great ensemble cast; Lancaster at his restrained best. Fans of early 70s mysteries will love it. Good Dave Grusin score, too.

Waldo

Efficient 70s thriller, great ensemble cast; Lancaster at his restrained best. Fans of early 70s mysteries will love it. Good Dave Grusin score, too.