Midnight Phantom is a fascinatingly complex mystery film from the nineteen thirties. Unlike most murder mysteries that cheaply look into the victim’s life after his death, in Midnight Phantom the murdered man is looked at carefully in life, as are his adversaries. That’s why when Police Chief James Sullivan gets murdered; there are already a laundry list of interesting suspects and possibilities. The taut time following the enigmatic death is filled by a criminologist attempting unorthodox methods to reveal the killer. In depth characters and intricate plotting make Midnight Phantom a great mystery.