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The Fatal Hour (1940)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Thriller  |  15 January 1940 (USA)
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When Captain Street's best friend Dan O'Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco... See full summary »

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Marjorie Reynolds ...
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Charles Trowbridge ...
Frank Puglia ...
Harry 'Hardway' Lockett
Craig Reynolds ...
Frank Belden, Jr.
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Tanya Serova
Harry Strang ...
Det. Ballard
Hooper Atchley ...
Frank Belden Sr.
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Griswold (as Jason Robards)
Richard Loo ...
Jeweler
Jack Kennedy ...
Mike, Police Sergeant
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When Captain Street's best friend Dan O'Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco and unmasks the killer, though not until several more murders occur. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A Hora Fatal  »

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Filming began November 28 1939, the fourth of the 6-film series, which Boris Karloff quickly followed with "Black Friday." See more »

Goofs

When Street and Logan are arguing about her story in the paper. The sergeant calls into Street's office saying "There is a gentleman here to see about O'Grady."

Street sends Bobby out to 'interview' him. When she goes out into the anteroom, she asks the 'gentleman' "Are you Mr Lyons?"

The man's name was never mentioned. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Bill Street: I'll see you later.
Roberta 'Bobbie' Logan: Not me, flatfoot. Get one of the nurses out of the receiving hospital. They don't mind a pain in the neck.
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Follows The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939) See more »

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Standard Wong Mystery
9 April 2003 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

After a number of Mr. Wong detective movies, Boris Karloff's performance as a "Chinese copper" is a smooth transition in believing Karloff is Chinese. The battling twosome of Captain Street and Reporter Bobbie Logan returns as usual. Because of the number of mysteries solved by Mr. Wong, Street seeks out the detective in solving the murder of Street's friend and fellow cop, Dan O'Grady. A level head is needed in solving this mystery. Numerous clues appear and only Wong can see them. Of course, this will occur only if Wong can survive till the end of the movie. For once, the female reporter Logan saves the lives of both of the men. A good movie to watch if you like a mystery.


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