Cinema: Near-Miss

THE MIDNIGHT MAN

Directed and Written by ROLAND KIBBEE and BURT LANCASTER

The Midnight Man is neither an exotic spy stalking the romantic capitals of the espionage world nor a menacing psychopath stalking some picturesque Gothic mansion. Rather, he is a weary night watchman, working the lobster shift at a backwater college, who has the misfortune to discover a murdered coed on his rounds. Jim Slade is a onetime top cop who has just done time for killing his cheating wife and has taken this job only because it is the closest thing to police work the parole board will allow. Portrayed by...