The Midnight Man

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Screen legend Burt Lancaster (The Train, Elmer Gantry) stars as Jim Slade, a former Chicago policeman who has just been released from prison for shooting his wife’s lover. He’s offered and takes a job as a campus night watchman at Jordon College. read more

Screen legend Burt Lancaster (The Train, Elmer Gantry) stars as Jim Slade, a former Chicago policeman who has just been released from prison for shooting his wife’s lover. He’s offered and takes a job as a campus night watchman at Jordon College. When a coed, the daughter of a prominent senator, is murdered and the local sheriff (Harris Yulin, Scarface) tries to pin the crime on a creepy night janitor (Charles Tyner, The Longest Yard), Slade decides to start his own unauthorized investigation that takes the lid off the hornets’ nest. Lancaster and Roland Kibbee (Valdez Is Coming) co-wrote, co-produced and co-directed this top-notch murder mystery with an amazing cast that includes Susan Clark (Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here), Cameron Mitchell (Blood and Black Lace), Morgan Woodward (Cool Hand Luke), Robert Quarry (Madhouse), Ed Lauter (Breakheart Pass), Joan Lorring (The Verdict) and Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke of TV’s The Dukes of Hazzard). The second and final film directed by Lancaster (The Kentuckian).

Original Release

03/07/1974

US Release

03/16/1974

Cast

Burt Lancaster Jim Slade
Susan Clark Linda Thorpe
Cameron Mitchell Quartz Willinger
Morgan Woodward Senator Clayborne / Philip Clayborne
Harris Yulin Sheriff Jack Casey
Robert Quarry Dr. Prichette
Joan Lorring Judy Willinger
Lawrence Dobkin Waldo Mason
Ed Lauter Leroy
Mills Watson Cash
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roland Kibbee, Burt Lancaster

Writers

Roland Kibbee, David Anthony, Burt Lancaster

Cast

Burt Lancaster Jim Slade
Susan Clark Linda Thorpe
Cameron Mitchell Quartz Willinger
Morgan Woodward Senator Clayborne / Philip Clayborne
Harris Yulin Sheriff Jack Casey
Robert Quarry Dr. Prichette
Joan Lorring Judy Willinger
Lawrence Dobkin Waldo Mason
Ed Lauter Leroy
Mills Watson Cash
Charles Tyner Ewing
Catherine Bach Natalie Claybourne / Natalie Clayborne
Bill Lancaster Arthur King
Linda Kelsey Betty / Betty Childress
William Splawn Eddie Lamar
Rachel Ray Parolee
Quinn K. Redeker Swanson
Richard Winterstein Virgil
William T. Hicks Charlie
Peter Dane Karl Metterman

Producers

Editors

Frank Morriss

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