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Four Hours to Kill! (1935)

A detective who has "four hours to kill" before delivering his prisoner, an escaped killer, spends the time in the lobby of a Broadway theater where a musical is playing. The film focuses ... See full summary »

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Mae Danish
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Johnson
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Taft
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Pa Herman
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Lois Kent ...
Little Girl
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A detective who has "four hours to kill" before delivering his prisoner, an escaped killer, spends the time in the lobby of a Broadway theater where a musical is playing. The film focuses on the relationship between the two men, and also between various characters in the theater audience, staff and cast. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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11 April 1935 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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A Penny in My Pocket
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Poor Man's Grand Hotel
28 August 2000 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

Film of different people and how their lives interact in the lobby of a film theater. One of the many forgotten films (though obviously--and luckily--not lost)that makes me wonder how it is decided what is released on video. This should be!


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