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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 »

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

John Twist (screen play), Garrett Fort (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Dix ... Nick Green
Lucille Ball ... Paula Sanders
Allan Lane ... Dave Sanders
Donald MacBride ... Detective Sergeant Joe Keller
Cy Kendall ... George Costain (as Cyrus W. Kendall)
John Arledge ... Red
Granville Bates ... James McEwen
Bradley Page ... Tom Miller
Dorothy Lee ... Thelma
Addison Richards ... Berquist
Murray Alper ... Louie Allen
John Gallaudet ... Jimmy
Joe De Stefani Joe De Stefani ... Rovitch (as Joseph de Stephani)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

In about 18 years, Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz would own the studio where this film was made - RKO. See more »

Goofs

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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Good, Not Great
13 April 2020 | by RoboGarrettSee all my reviews

This is a decent 1939 crime drama. Richard Dix is good and Lucille Ball is as well, in a non-comedy performance. Worth watching but not the kind of thing that would make any "best of the decade" lists or anything.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twelve Crowded Hours See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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