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A murder victim is brought back to life by a scientific experiment. However, the effects only last for six hours, and he must find his killer in that time.

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Capt. Paul Onslow
Miriam Jordan ...
Baroness Valerie von Sturm
John Boles ...
Karl Kranz
George F. Marion ...
Prof. Otto Bauer (as George Marion Jr.)
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Baron Emil von Sturm
Irene Ware ...
The Prostitute
Beryl Mercer ...
The Widow
Edward McWade ...
Ivan
John Davidson ...
Kellner
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Dewey Robinson ...
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A murder victim is brought back to life by a scientific experiment. However, the effects only last for six hours, and he must find his killer in that time.

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16 October 1932 (USA)  »

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Seis Horas de Vida  »

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According to correspondence in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library, early versions of the script had character "Paul Onslow" attending a conference dealing with disarmament rather than trade agreements. Jason S. Joy, the Director of the Studio Relations Office of the Advanced Materials and Processing Program, expressed concern about this, advising the studio that they might wish to consider turning the conference into a more vague peace treaty matter. He especially wanted them to avoid "any implication that the delegates are interested in international graft rather than in international peace." Joy explained that "The important thing is not to undermine public confidence in disarmament conferences in which our country and other countries right now are very much interested." See more »

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4 November 1998 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

Movies this good shouldn't be so rare. Warner Baxter plays a slain diplomat who is bought back to life via a scientific experiment. Trouble is, he only has six hours before the effects wears off, and he's dead for good. In that time he searches for his killer. Eerie, slow film has the feel of "Dracula" (1931). Also, a neat peek at world politics well before WW2 and the UN. Best moment: Scene where Baxter spends time with troubled prostitute at "Carnival Of Venus". Director William Dieterle's misty, creepy visuals makes up for sometimes gabby script.


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