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Night Beat (1931) George B. Seitz, Jack Mulhall, Patsy Ruth Miller, Walter McGrail, Crime, Drama

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Jack Mulhall, a silent screen star, delivered one of his last truly memorable screen performances in the 61-minute quickie NIGHT BEAT. Mulhall plays Johnny, a gangster who experiences an epiphany while serving in WWI. Returning to New York a changed man, Johnny offers to help his childhood pal Martin (Walter McGail), now a district attorney, break up a gang of crooks. Our hero hadn’t counted on falling in love with Martin’s fiancee Elinor (Patsy Ruth Miller), but this turn of events only strengthens his resolve to remain a “good guy.” Director George B. Seitz later transferred to MGM, where he became the principal helmsman of the Andy Hardy pictures.
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