The Hour of Thirteen

The Hour of Thirteen

Director: Harold French Cast: Peter Lawford, Dawn Addams, Roland Culver


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The Hour of 13 is a leisurely remake of the 1934 thriller The Mystery of Mr. X. The year is 1890: London is being plagued by a series of murders. The victims are all policemen, and the killer seems to be operating in a deliberate pattern. Suave jewel thief Nicholas Revel (Peter Lawford) is compelled to seek out the killer, lest he himself be accused of murder by his friendly enemy, Inspector Connor (Roland Culver). Filmed at MGM's British facilities, The Hour of 13 makes excellent use of several topnotch English supporting actors, including Dawn Addams, Derek Bond, Leslie Dwyer, Michael Hordern, and Colin Gordon. The original Mystery of Mr. X made the tactical blunder of revealing the killer's identity in the opening credits; happily, Hour of 13 does not repeat this error.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2011
UPC: 0883316313404
Original Release: 1952
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 38,242

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Lawford Nicholas Revel
Dawn Addams Jane Frensham
Roland Culver Connor
Derek Bond Sir Christopher Lenhurst
Leslie Dwyer Ernie Perker
Michael Hordern Sir Francis Frensham
Colin Gordon MacStreet
Heather Thatcher Mrs. Chumley Orr
Jack McNaughton Ford
Campbell Cotts Mr. Chumley Orr
Fabia Drake Lady Elmbridge
Michael Goodliffe Anderson
Moultrie Kelsall Magistrate of Court
Peter Copley Cummings
Richard Shaw The Terror
Sam Kydd Actor

Technical Credits
Harold French Director
John Addison Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Hayes Goetz Producer
Leon Gordon Screenwriter
Guy Green Cinematographer
Alfred Judge Art Director
Ray Poulton Editor
Howard Emmet Rogers Screenwriter
Robert Watts Editor

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