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Four Hours to Kill!

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Four Hours to Kill!

Four Hours to Kill!
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Produced by Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Written by Norman Krasna
Based on play Small Miracle by Norman Krasna
Starring Richard Barthelmess
Cinematography Theodor Sparkuhl
Editing by Doane Harrison
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s)
Running time 70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Four Hours to Kill! is a 1935 American drama film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Richard Barthelmess.[1]


Original play

Small Miracle
Written by Norman Krasna
Date premiered 26 September 1934
Place premiered New York
Original language English
Setting Lounge of the 43rd Street Theatre, New York.
IBDB profile

The film was based on a play, Small Miracle which ran for 119 performances.[2]

It was Krasna's second play and he wrote it in the evenings while working as a Columbia Pictures contract writer during the day.[3]

Proposed remake

In 1944 Paramount announced they would remake the film with Alan Ladd in the lead. However this did not eventuate.[4]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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