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Dark Hour, The


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The Dark Hour is a 1936 American film directed by Charles Lamont.

Plot summary

When Elsa Carson’s (Irene Ware) Uncle, Henry Carson (William V. Mong), is found murdered there is no shortage of suspects. To start with these include her other Uncle, Charles Carson (Hobart Bosworth), her fiancé, Jim Landis (Ray Walker (actor)), who is investigating the case; her Aunt, Mrs. Tallman (Hedda Hopper); and Foot, the Butler (E.E. Clive).
Elsa also doesn’t know that retired Police Detective, Paul Bernard (Berton Churchill), has been on the trail of her Uncle Charles and the Butler for years, or that others might have their own motives for the murder.
Things then start to look bleak for Elsa when the murder weapon and a disguise are found in her room.

=Differences from novel=

Ewart Adamson based the screenplay on the 1928 novel The Last Trap,


  • Ray Walker (actor) as Jim Landis
  • Berton Churchill as Paul Bernard
  • Irene Ware as Elsa Carson
  • Hobart Bosworth as Charles Carson
  • Hedda Hopper as Mrs. Tallman
  • E.E. Clive as Foot, the Butler
  • Harold Goodwin (American actor) as Peter Blake
  • William V. Mong as Henry Carson
  • Michael Mark (actor) as Arthur Bell
  • John St. Polis as Dr. Munro
  • Miki Morita as Choong
  • Aggie Herring as Mrs. Dubbin

Category:1936 films
Category:American films
Category:1930s mystery films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Films directed by Charles Lamont


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