Between Midnight and Dawn

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Between Midnight and Dawn
Between Midnight and Dawn poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gordon Douglas
Produced by Hunt Stromberg
Screenplay by Eugene Ling
Story by Gerald Drayson Adams
Leo Katcher
Starring Mark Stevens
Edmond O'Brien
Gale Storm
Music by George Duning
Cinematography George E. Diskant
Edited by Gene Havlick
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • September 28, 1950 (1950-09-28)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Between Midnight and Dawn is a 1950 American film noir directed by Gordon Douglas, starring Mark Stevens, Edmond O'Brien and Gale Storm.[1]


Childhood friends Rocky Barnes (Stevens) and Dan Purvis (O'Brien) are Los Angeles prowl car cops on night duty. Barnes is easygoing while Purvis is a cynic who views all lawbreakers as scum. Both men are attracted to radio communicator Kate Mallory (Storm) but she is reluctant to get involved with policemen, her cop father having been killed in the line of duty.

One night Rocky and Dan arrest murderous racketeer Ritchie Garris (Buka) but he escapes and swears vengeance. In a thrill-packed climax, Garris makes a desperate escape using a little kid as a shield. After Garris' girlfriend (Robbins) is killed stepping in front of his gun, Purvis shoots Garris.



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