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A cop (Paul Hurst) finds the corpse of a notorious racketeer outside a
wax museum, anyways, when he calls for backup, the corpse disappears - but
reappears in front of the appartment of journalist Sue Gallagher (Ann
Savage), who lives above the house of wax, and who decides to hide the
corpse with the wax figures and land a soop writing about it. However,
Clutch (Leo Gorcey), wisecracking employee of the wax museum, decides to
tip off his reporter friend Pete Willis (William Gargan) - incidently
Sue's ex - about the whole affair, then he has the brilliant idea of
disposing of the body with the museum's owner (Charles Halton) - who's
promptly taken into police custody once this is achieved. Once gangster
Jelke (George Zucco) shows up on the set to reclaim the body, threatening
both Sue and Pete in doing so, things really get out of hand, but
everything doesn't only lead to a happy ending, ultimately even Sue and
Pete, who have been fighting for most of the film, are reunited as lovers.
great maybe but an enjoyable B-comedy driven by macabe humour a bit
reminiscent of Arsenic and Old Lace. Sure, Midnight Manhunt
never manages to live up to that classic even remotely, but its
light-footed approach to corpses and murder makes it morbidly enjoyable in
much the same way, and while William Gargan might not be much of a Cary
Grant (and not even to good a B-leading man, come to think of it), Ann
Savage is perfectly able to carry large parts of the movie (and the humour
that goes with it), ably supported by Leo Gorcey in the humour department,
and George Zucco, who plays it straight, just like he's supposed to.