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Johnny Midnight

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39 x 30 minute episodes

Johnny Midnight (Edmond O’Brien) is an ex-actor and former Broadway star turned private detective, operating in New York’s theatre district where the majority of his clients (showgirls, stars, backstage workers and hangers-on) are in the business.

As a friend of many show business personalities, he is called upon frequently to aid them when danger poses a threat to their lives and careers.

He lives and works from his plush penthouse apartment above the Midnight Theater on West 44th Street where he is assisted by his wise-cracking young Japanese houseboy, Aki (Yuki Shimoda).

Johnny regularly uses his acting and makeup talents for disguises in his investigations and also works on behalf of the Mutual Insurance Company.

Edmond O’Brien died on Wednesday 8 May 1985, aged 69, after a two-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Johnny Midnight
Edmond O’Brien
Sergeant Sam Olivera
Arthur Batanides
Lt. Sam Geller
Barney Phillips
Yuki Shimoda