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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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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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Paramount Pictures production numbers 1545 and 1041 (for New York and Hollywood offices). See more »

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Let's Make a Night of It
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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Music Soundtrack
14 August 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A detective has "four hours to kill" at a music theater before he has to deliver his prisoner. This movie really is a copy of the "Grand Hotel" format. What makes this movie stand out is the music soundtrack. All the time the movie is going on there is a Broadway-style show going on in the background. The music is good! It makes you think that this would be a great show to see, but you never get to see it. This really is the reason that most people remember liking this movie, but they can't remember why. I really do not know if it is available on either DVD or VHS, or if it was released by the studio (Paramount?) It's an average move, but excellent soundtrack. Catch it if you like 30's show musicals.


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