The Phantom of 42nd Street

The Phantom of 42nd Street

The Phantom of 42nd Street is a 1945 American mystery film directed by Albert Herman and starring Dave O'Brien, Kay Aldridge and Alan Mowbray. It was produced by the low-budget Poverty Row studio Producers Releasing Corporation. The film's sets were designed by the art director Paul Palmentola.


An actor is killed during the performance of a play while critic Tony Woolrich (Dave O'Brien) is attending. Initially Woolrich is reluctant to investigate, even though he's encouraged to do so 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.

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    contentLocation New York City
    director Albert Herman
    editor Hugh Winn
    genre mystery
    keywords frank jenks kay aldridge kill suspect taxi driver
    musicBy Karl Hajos
    producer Martin Mooney
    productionCompany Producers Releasing Corporation
    publisher Producers Releasing Corporation