GenreAdventure, Comedy, Crime CountryUnited States
CastLouis Hayward (Barry Gilbert, posing as John Clark Reitter Jr.), Eric Linden (John Clark Reitter Jr., posing as Jay Rogers), J.C. Nugent ('Doc' Norton), Barbara Read (Patricia Hammond), Irving Bacon (Evans - The Reitter Chauffeur), Robert Greig (Willetts, the Reitter Butler) Release date1938 WriterChanning Pollock (story), Lester Cole (screenplay), George Waggner (screenplay) GenresComedy, Adventure Film, Crime Fiction Similar moviesRelated Arthur Lubin movies
Midnight intruder 1938
Midnight Intruder is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Arthur Lubin starring Louis Hayward, Eric Linden, J.C. Nugent and Barbara Read.
Jobless and destitute from his gambling, former newspaper reporter, Barry Gilbert breaks into a house that belongs to John Clark Reitter, Jr., son of a wealthy New York newspaper publisher. Discovering that the house will be empty for months, Barry decides to impersonate young Reitter.
A neighbor, Patricia Hammond, develops an interest in Barry, while a showgirl, Peggy, wife of Reitter Jr., tells him her husband is being framed for the murder of a political bigshot. Barry lands a job on Reitter Sr.'s paper under an assumed name and is assigned to investigate the case. He helps discover the real killer and ends up romantically involved with Patricia.