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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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Harry 'Hardway' Lockett
Craig Reynolds ...
Frank Belden, Jr.
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Tanya Serova
Harry Strang ...
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Hooper Atchley ...
Frank Belden Sr.
Jason Robards Sr. ...
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Richard Loo ...
Jeweler
Jack Kennedy ...
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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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15 January 1940 (USA)  »

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A Hora Fatal  »

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Trivia

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 Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939) See more »

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Not as predictable as it may seem...
23 March 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that I love these good ol' mystery flicks from the 40's. They're usually nice a short, filled with decent acting and predictable plot lines. While this did only run a mere 68 minutes, and the actors were as good as usual, I must say I was rather surprised at the outcome. Great twist in what I had pegged as a predictable film. The characters were all great, though I can't quite buy Karloff as a Chinaman. Grant Withers was great as the typical hard-boiled cop, though I must say this particular cop was more flustered than most, providing some fun comic relief. The trademark female reporter was pretty good here as well, played by the beautiful Marjorie Reynolds. If you're a fan of this kind of movie, I highly recommend it. Better than most!

8/10


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