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36 Hours to Kill (1936)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 24 July 1936 (USA)
Gangster Benson is on a train with G-man Evers and newswoman Marvis. First these two have to get the gangster, then they have to get each other.

Director:

Eugene Forde

Writers:

Lou Breslow (screen play), John Patrick (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brian Donlevy ... Frank Evers
Gloria Stuart ... Anne Marvis
Douglas Fowley ... Duke Benson
Isabel Jewell ... Jeanie Benson
Stepin Fetchit ... Flash
Julius Tannen ... Dr. Borden
Warren Hymer ... Hazy
Romaine Callender ... Simpkins
James Burke ... Doyle
Jonathan Hale ... Conductor
Gloria Mitzi Carpenter Gloria Mitzi Carpenter ... Gertrude
Charles Lane ... Rickert
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Gangster Benson is on a train with G-man Evers and newswoman Marvis. First these two have to get the gangster, then they have to get each other.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Across the Aisle See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gloria Stuart and Charles Lane both lived passed 100. See more »

Connections

Referenced in She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Row, Row. Row Your Boat
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung a cappella by Brian Donlevy and Gloria Stuart as a round
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One to See
10 October 2008 | by guint-1See all my reviews

Eugene Forde directs this low budget "gangster" gem which proceeds predictably enough until we get to the climax which has sufficient twists & turns to separate it from the norm & maybe even satisfy a Hitchcock fan or two. But what really separates this film from not only the B film but any film is the abundant use of humor. In addition to some pretty corny but ofttimes amusing gags involving Warren Hymer as Hazy (aka Mr Metropolitan to the little girl who wants to be read to) we have what I would call a runaway Stepin Fetchit. Mr Forde lets him have his way as the Pullman porter mumbling through scene after scene trying to accomplish his job while others have different ideas of what he should be doing. In fact, I would recommend this film to anyone who has not seen Stepin Fetchit or anyone who enjoys a laugh or two while digesting their gangster/romance/drama film appetite.


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