GenreDrama, Mystery Story byEdgar Wallace CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 4, 1933 (1933-08-04) Based onshort story Death Watch by Edgar Wallace WriterGarrett Fort (screen play), Edgar Wallace (from the story by) CastStuart Erwin, Dorothy Wilson, Warner Oland, Dudley Digges, Gertrude Hoffmann (Mattie), Oscar Apfel (O'Hara) Similar moviesRelated Irving Pichel movies
1951 decision before dawn
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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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.
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
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."