Black Midnight was the fourth of six Monogram films co-produced by actor Roddy McDowall. The film stars McDowall as Scott Jordan, whose mission in life is to train a wild stallion named Black Midnight. Subplots include a romance between Jordan and pretty Cindy Baxter (Lynn Thomas), and the apparently crooked activities of Scott's wastrel cousin Daniel (Rand Brooks). Future Sky King star Kirby Grant is most effective in the supporting role of the local sheriff. Black Midnight was directed by Oscar Boetticher, who as "Budd" Boetticher went on to movie-cultist fame as the helmsman of several above-average Randolph Scott westerns of the 1950s.