Midnight Manhunt begins with the shooting death of a master criminal who expires in a wax museum. Reporter Sue Gallagher (Ann Savage) is first on the scene, but she is soon in competition with her boyfriend, fellow reporter Pete Willis (William Gargan). The killer traps Sue in the wax museum when he returns there looking for the body. Leo Gorcey plays the caretaker of the wax museum.
Directed by William C. Thomas, produced by Maxwell Shane, written by David Lang, starring William Gargan as Pete Willis, Ann Savage as Sue Gallagher, Leo Gorcey as Clutch Tracy, George Zucco as Jelke, Paul Hurst as Murphy, Don Beddoe as Det. Lt. Max Hurley, Charles Halton as Henry Miggs, George E. Stone as Joe Wells, Robert Barron as Cop with Hurley, Edgar Dearing as Police Desk Sergeant, Paul Harvey as Mr. McAndrews (Night Editor) and Ben Welden as Hotel Manager.