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Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 3 March 1939 (USA)
One night of twelve crowded hours in the life of a newspaper investigative reporter out to get the goods on the master-minds who operate the profitable Numbers Racket in a big city. His ... See full summary »

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George Costain (as Cyrus W. Kendall)
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James McEwen
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One night of twelve crowded hours in the life of a newspaper investigative reporter out to get the goods on the master-minds who operate the profitable Numbers Racket in a big city. His quest is somewhat hampered by a romantic redhead, her less-than-stellar brother, a fat police detective, and henchmen, with bad intention, crawling out of the woodwork, and sewers. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Murder Pays BIG in the Policy Racket! (original poster) See more »


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3 March 1939 (USA)  »

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12 Horas de Aflição  »

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Al Herman is in studio records/casting call lists for the role of "Nick's Driver," but he was not seen in the movie. See more »

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When Keller comes to Green's apartment and finds Costain and Green inside, he walks in and stops in the middle of the room. A conversation ensues. Keller then notices the handkerchief and compact on the desk, but he and the other two men are now another two yards/ metres further into the room. See more »

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meh....
9 May 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

While I have always liked Richard Dix, I must admit that this is one of the more ordinary films he made. Dix stars as a newspaper man--one that is frankly too glib and clever to be real. When a coworker is killed, Dix thinks a gangster is responsible and soon steals $80,000 from the crook. Much of the rest of the film is spent with the crook and Dix talking...a lot. Their tough banter seemed stagy and the film went no where for a very long period. By the end, I frankly didn't care who killed who--I was just bored and looking forward to another film.

Dull writing, clichéd characters and a complete waste of Lucille Ball in a supporting role (she could have just as well been played by a ball of lint--the part was dull and shallow). While it's not a bad film, it's also not particularly good and seemed to be just another B-movie from RKO.


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