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24 Hours (1931)

A nightclub singer is carrying on an affair with a married man. When she is found murdered, her lover is suspected of the crime.

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Marion Gering

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Louis Weitzenkorn (screenplay), Louis Bromfield (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clive Brook ... Jim Towner
Kay Francis ... Fanny Towner
Miriam Hopkins ... Rosie Duggan
Regis Toomey ... Tony 'Sicily' Bruzzi
George Barbier ... Hector Champion
Adrienne Ames ... Ruby Wintringham
Minor Watson ... David Melbourn
Charlotte Granville Charlotte Granville ... Sairna Jerrold
Lucille La Verne ... Mrs. Dacklehorst
Wade Boteler ... Pat Healy
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A nightclub singer is carrying on an affair with a married man. When she is found murdered, her lover is suspected of the crime.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twenty-Four Hours See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Bromfield Story Inspires "Lost Classic"
30 July 2001 | by sobaokSee all my reviews

There are some terrific gems in Paramount's library from 1930-34 that are simply turning to dust. It's a shame they're not on video. 24 Hours qualifies for an unqualified hit on all counts. It's moody, almost "noir" feel is fascinating. It's a visual treasure. Adulterous couple Clive Brook (his stiff, inebriated self) and Kay Francis (captivating here in one of her subtle, effective performances)survive an harrowing 24 Hours in which Brooks' lover (Miriam Hopkins steals the show as a lively chanteuse) manages to get bumped off by her maniacal husband (Regis Toomey). It's tastefully handled, yet gripping in its understatement. The photography is fluid -- this seems more like a 1932 film than a 31 -- it's very mobile, edited nicely. Try to get a copy of this from a collector. You won't be disappointed.


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