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6 Hours to Live (1932)

A murder victim is brought back to life by a scientific experiment. However, the effects only last for six hours, and he must find his killer in that time.

Director:

William Dieterle

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Morton Barteaux (story "Auf Wiedersehen"), Bradley King | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Baxter ... Capt. Paul Onslow
Miriam Jordan ... Baroness Valerie von Sturm
John Boles ... Karl Kranz
George F. Marion ... Prof. Otto Bauer (as George Marion Jr.)
Halliwell Hobbes ... Baron Emil von Sturm
Irene Ware ... The Prostitute
Beryl Mercer ... The Widow
Edward McWade ... Ivan
John Davidson ... Kellner
Edwin Maxwell ... Police Commissioner
Dewey Robinson ... Blucher
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A murder victim is brought back to life by a scientific experiment. However, the effects only last for six hours, and he must find his killer in that time.

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seis Horas de Vida See more »

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Filming began August 6 1932, released October 16. See more »

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4 November 1998 | by boris-26See all my reviews

Movies this good shouldn't be so rare. Warner Baxter plays a slain diplomat who is bought back to life via a scientific experiment. Trouble is, he only has six hours before the effects wears off, and he's dead for good. In that time he searches for his killer. Eerie, slow film has the feel of "Dracula" (1931). Also, a neat peek at world politics well before WW2 and the UN. Best moment: Scene where Baxter spends time with troubled prostitute at "Carnival Of Venus". Director William Dieterle's misty, creepy visuals makes up for sometimes gabby script.


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