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Tomorrow at Seven (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 2 June 1933 (USA)
People in an old, dark mansion are menaced by a maniac called "The Black Ace."

Director:

Ray Enright

Writer:

Ralph Spence (original screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chester Morris ... Neil Broderick
Vivienne Osborne ... Martha Winters
Frank McHugh ... Clancy
Allen Jenkins ... Dugan
Henry Stephenson ... Thornton Drake
Grant Mitchell ... Austin Winters
Charles Middleton ... Jerry Simons
Oscar Apfel ... Asa Marsden
Virginia Howell ... Mrs. Quincy
Cornelius Keefe ... Henderson
Edward LeSaint ... Coroner
Gus Robinson Gus Robinson ... Pompey
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People in an old, dark mansion are menaced by a maniac called "The Black Ace."

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The ace of spades reveals your death!


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

2 June 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A las siete en punto See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Wednesday 4 February 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Salt Lake City Wednesday 6 October 1948 on KDYL (Channel 4), in San Francisco Wednesday 13 April 1949 on KPIX (Channel 5), and in Los Angeles Saturday 21 January 1950 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Clancy: What's up, Mr. Drake?
Thornton Drake: You of course know this 'Black Ace.'
Clancy: Oh, sure. We *just* missed catching him about 6 months ago.
Dugan: Sure, we trapped one of his earwiggers. It was like this: I'm wise this guy blatts out for stoolin'. So I'm crowdin' him wit' the heater but he don't belch. I know he's an alky stiff so I start feedin' him the dynamite when Clancy walks in wit' this guy's twist. She's all full o' happy dust and leapin'. He calls for a blizzard so we let 'er have it, figgerin' on the beef, see? ...
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Stylish Little Mystery-Thriller
27 March 2005 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

The Black Ace warns his victims ahead when the time will come for them to die. Such is the basic premise of Tomorrow at Seven directed by Ray Enright and scripted by Ralph Spence. Interwoven into this basic premise is a young Chester Morris going to a Mr. Thorton Drake because he knows all there is to be known about the Black Ace. Morris is writing a book, meets a cute secretary that can introduce him, and all the main characters from that point on - including two cops included for protection - board a small plane to go to a huge mansion in Louisiana. All this to escape the ominous note saying Mr. Drake, played indelibly by Henry Stephenson, would die "tomorrow at seven." The old Southern home is reminiscent of the home used in the 1939 version of The Cat and the Canary(also taking place in Loiusiana). This film works because it has a pretty tight and inventive script, some good direction, and good acting. The mystery is not too terribly easy to solve - and though I figured it out - I could never be 100% sure!


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