Midnight Menace (1937) DVD
Following the unexplained death of a reporter, Brian Gaunt, the cartoonist on the ‘Daily World’, begins his own investigation. Assisted by his reporter fiancée, they find a clue leading to the operations of an international arms ring: it is the word ‘Saska’, which Gaunt incorporates into his next newspaper cartoon in the hope that it will bring results. It does… but not what he expects!
Veteran screenwriter and director Sinclair Hill captured the unease of a world on the brink of war in this Hitchcockian tale of sabotage and intrigue in the international arms trade. A compelling pre-war thriller, Midnight Menace stars silent-era Hollywood idol Charles Farrell, Australian star Margaret Vyner and noted Austrian-German character player Fritz Kortner.
Released in the US as Bombs Over London, Midnight Menace is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
The British Film
The British Film collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal, one of Europe’s leading distribution and production companies. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers, affirming Network Distributing’s commitment to classic British cinema.
Titles include significant works from studios including Associated Talking Pictures, Ealing Studios, London Films, British Lion, Associated British Picture Corporation and EMI from the Studiocanal archive.