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6 Hours to Live (1932)

A murder victim is brought back to life by a scientific experiment. However, the effects only last for six hours, and he must find his killer in that time.

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William Dieterle

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Morton Barteaux (story "Auf Wiedersehen"), Bradley King | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Baxter ... Capt. Paul Onslow
Miriam Jordan ... Baroness Valerie von Sturm
John Boles ... Karl Kranz
George F. Marion ... Prof. Otto Bauer (as George Marion Jr.)
Halliwell Hobbes ... Baron Emil von Sturm
Irene Ware ... The Prostitute
Beryl Mercer ... The Widow
Edward McWade ... Ivan
John Davidson ... Kellner
Edwin Maxwell ... Police Commissioner
Dewey Robinson ... Blucher
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A murder victim is brought back to life by a scientific experiment. However, the effects only last for six hours, and he must find his killer in that time.

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seis Horas de Vida See more »

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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According to correspondence in the MPAA/PCA Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Library, early versions of the script had character "Paul Onslow" attending a conference dealing with disarmament rather than trade agreements. Jason S. Joy, the Director of the Studio Relations Office of the Advanced Materials and Processing Program, expressed concern about this, advising the studio that they might wish to consider turning the conference into a more vague peace treaty matter. He especially wanted them to avoid "any implication that the delegates are interested in international graft rather than in international peace." Joy explained that "The important thing is not to undermine public confidence in disarmament conferences in which our country and other countries right now are very much interested." See more »

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Decidedly NOT a Horror Movie
2 October 2017 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

The Plot. A murder victim is brought back to life by a scientific experiment.

However, the effects only last for six hours, and he must find his killer in that time.

First of all, this is NOT a horror movie as one reviewer said. It's a murder mystery with some sci fi thrown in.

If anything, it's a pre-cursor to Film Noir of the 50's. It's also a bit of a propaganda film in favor of globalism which we know is evil.

It's also ant-religion.

So is it a good movie? Not really. It's rather slow and stilted. The acting is only B level. And the premise is kind of Frankensteiny.

Only dumb. Example: The guy i dead and the DR is about to bring him back to life. His friend says, "If anything happens to him, I will hold you responsible." The dude is DEAD. What else bad could happen to him?

It's really a dumb and generally boring movie.


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