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Ten Minutes to Live (1932)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Mystery | March 1932 (USA)
A movie producer offers a nightclub singer a role in his latest film, but all he really wants to do is bed her. She knows, but accepts anyway. Meanwhile, a patron at the club gets a note ... See full summary »

Director:

Oscar Micheaux

Writers:

Oscar Micheaux (adaptation), Oscar Micheaux (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lawrence Chenault Lawrence Chenault ... Gary Martin
A.B. DeComathiere A.B. DeComathiere ... Anthony (as A.B. Comathiere)
Laura Bowman Laura Bowman ... Ida Morton
Willor Lee Guilford Willor Lee Guilford ... Letha Watkins
Tressie Mitchell Tressie Mitchell ... Charlotte Evans
Mabel Garrett Mabel Garrett ... Ida Groves
Carl Mahon Carl Mahon ... Martin
Galle De Gaston Galle De Gaston ... Galle
George Williams George Williams ... George
Lorenzo Tucker Lorenzo Tucker ... The Godfather
William A. Clayton Jr. William A. Clayton Jr. ... Morvis
Donald Heywood Donald Heywood ... Master of Ceremonies
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Storyline

A movie producer offers a nightclub singer a role in his latest film, but all he really wants to do is bed her. She knows, but accepts anyway. Meanwhile, a patron at the club gets a note saying that she'll soon get another note, and that she will be killed ten minutes after that. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Drama | Musical | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ten Minutes to Kill See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Micheaux Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The dancers in the nightclub scene were actually chorus girls from the world-famous Cotton Club in New York City. See more »

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Only worth seeing if you want to see the music and comedy of a bygone era and aren't bothered by a bad framing story
4 August 2006 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Based on two short stories this is a very dated independent early black talky that was done on the cheap. The camera is essentially nailed to the floor to take in various scenes that advance the story which are inter-cut with scenes supposedly happening in and around a black night club (these appear to have been filmed on location with the camera placed in a rather odd angle). As a movie with a story this film is an absolute snoozer. The cast is uneven and the story really doesn't warrant being told. As a filmed record of the singers and dancers, comedians and musicians that perform its invaluable. These were very talented people doing things that are in their way more impressive than what we see on the stages of Broadway today. That said I really can't recommend this film unless you are interested in performers from the era when this film was made, the plot is uninteresting and the acting is often worse.


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