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Director  Irving Pichel
Music director  Max Steiner
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Language  English
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Mystery
Story by  Edgar Wallace
Country  United States
Before Dawn (film) movie poster
Release date  August 4, 1933 (1933-08-04)
Based on  short story Death Watch by Edgar Wallace
Writer  Garrett Fort (screen play), Edgar Wallace (from the story by)
Cast  Stuart Erwin, Dorothy Wilson, Warner Oland, Dudley Digges, Gertrude Hoffmann (Mattie), Oscar Apfel (O'Hara)
Similar movies  Related Irving Pichel movies

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Before Dawn is a 1933 American pre-Code drama film directed by Irving Pichel and written by Garrett Fort. The film stars Stuart Erwin, Dorothy Wilson, Warner Oland, Dudley Digges and Gertrude Hoffman. The film was released on August 4, 1933, by RKO Pictures.

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Plot

Dying gangster Joe Valerie (Frank Reicher) reveals the hiding place of a million dollars in loot to his physician Dr. Cornelius (Warner Oland). The sinister Austrian doctor has designs on the money, but must first outwit detective Dwight Wilson (Stuart Erwin) and clairvoyant Patricia Merrick (Dorothy Wilson). The setting is an eerie, possibly haunted house in small town America, where the stash is hidden, and the bodies begin piling up.

Cast

  • Stuart Erwin as Dwight Wilson
  • Dorothy Wilson as Patricia
  • Warner Oland as Dr. Paul Cornelius
  • Dudley Digges as Horace Merrick
  • Gertrude Hoffman as Mattie
  • Oscar Apfel as O'Hara
  • Frank Reicher as Joe Valerie
  • Jane Darwell as Mrs. Marble
  • Critical reception

    TV Guide wrote, "very fast-paced whodunit thanks to Pichel's taut direction, with the added stylistic flair of a glowing deathmask which floats through the mansion's hallways. Penned by Wallace during his stay in Hollywood" ; and The New York Times wrote, "like most of the British author's works, this particular ruddy specimen is blessed with vigor and imagination...There are enough killings and accidental deaths to satisfy the most ardent enthusiasts of such thrillers."

    References

    Before Dawn (film) Wikipedia
    Before Dawn (film) IMDb Before Dawn (film) themoviedb.org


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