Phantom of 42nd St


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The Phantom of 42nd Street is a 1945 American film directed by Albert Herman.

Plot summary

An actor is killed during the performance of a play while critic Tony Woolrich (Dave O'Brien (actor)) is attending. Initially Woolrich is reluctant to investigate, even though he's encouraged to by his friend Romeo(Frank Jenks), who is also the taxi driver who brought him to the show, and acts as a sort of sidekick throughout the story. Later Tony is chewed out by his editor for not investigating when he happened to be at the scene of the crime, and so he takes an initially reluctant interest. Tony becomes more involved in the investigation when there is another murder, and when Claudia Moore (Kay Aldridge, in her last movie role), the girl he loves, is suspected, and is also possibly threatened by the killer.

Differences from novel


  • Dave O'Brien (actor)
  • Kay Aldridge
  • Alan Mowbray
  • Frank Jenks
  • Edythe Elliott
  • Jack Mulhall
  • Vera Marshe
  • Stanley Price
  • John Crawford (actor)
  • Cyril Delevanti
  • Paul Power (actor)


Category:1945 films
Category:American films
Category:American mystery films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:The Phantom of the Opera
Category:Producers Releasing Corporation films


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