The Fatal Hour

Overview

The Fatal Hour was the fourth entry in Monogram's "Mr. Wong" series, based on the gentlemanly oriental detective created by Hugh Wiley. Boris Karloff returns as Wong, supported by Grant Withers as dyspeptic police captain Street and Marjorie Reynolds as brash gal reporter Bobbie Logan. On this occasion, Mr. Wong investigates the murder of a police officer, nearly ending up murdered himself during a climactic jewelry-store robbery. The principal suspect is Belden (Craig Reynolds), the son of a crooked businessman ...
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Overview

The Fatal Hour was the fourth entry in Monogram's "Mr. Wong" series, based on the gentlemanly oriental detective created by Hugh Wiley. Boris Karloff returns as Wong, supported by Grant Withers as dyspeptic police captain Street and Marjorie Reynolds as brash gal reporter Bobbie Logan. On this occasion, Mr. Wong investigates the murder of a police officer, nearly ending up murdered himself during a climactic jewelry-store robbery. The principal suspect is Belden (Craig Reynolds), the son of a crooked businessman (John Hamilton) whose perfidy has apparently caused all the trouble in the first place. The Fatal Hour was scripted by Joseph West, a pseudonym for director George Waggner (who didn't direct this one).
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
In cheap pulp fiction, characters with names like Hardway Harry are usual just red herrings whereas distinguished-looking pillars of society remain at all times deeply suspicious. Not by the usually dense policeman in charge, though, who never fails to point his finger at the most likely candidate. Hardway Harry Frank Puglia, for example. Happily, these little films also employed more contemplative sleuths like Charles Chan or Mr. Moto or, as in The Fatal Hour, Boris Karloff's Mr. Wong. The case of the dead police detective is not too taxing for Wong, who not only catches the culprit almost in the act but also demonstrates how a seemingly airtight alibi may be produced by the use of a newfangled remote-controlled radio. All very ingenious but when all is said and done also a bit dull and by the numbers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2002
  • UPC: 089218407795
  • Original Release: 1940
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  • Source: Alpha Video
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Time: 1:08:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 87,257

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Boris Karloff James Lee Wong
Grant Withers Capt. Street
Marjorie Reynolds Bobby Logan
Charles Trowbridge Forbes
John Hamilton Belden, Sr.
Craig Reynolds Belden, Jr.
Jack Kennedy Mike
Frank Puglia Harway
I. Stanford Jolley Soapy
Jason Robards Sr. Griswold
Lita Chevret Tanya
Tristram Coffin
Richard Loo Jeweler
Technical Credits
William Nigh Director
Gordon Bau Makeup
Scott W. Darling Screenwriter
W. Scott Darling Screenwriter
William T. Lackey Producer
Harry Neumann Cinematographer
Russell Schoengarth Editor
George Waggner Screenwriter
Joseph West Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [9:17]
2. Chapter 2 [13:37]
3. Chapter 3 [11:57]
4. Chapter 4 [10:18]
5. Chapter 5 [8:57]
6. Chapter 6 [11:46]
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