The Hour of 13
The Hour of 13 is a 1952 British historical mystery film directed by Harold French and starring Peter Lawford, Dawn Addams and Roland Culver. It was made at Elstree Studios by the British subsidiary of MGM. The film's sets were designed by the German-born art director Alfred Junge. The film is a remake of the 1934 thriller The Mystery of Mr. X.
|The Hour of 13|
|Directed by||Harold French|
|Screenplay by||Leon Gordon|
Howard Emmett Rogers
|Based on||X v. Rex|
by Philip MacDonald
|Produced by||Hayes Goetz|
|Edited by||Raymond Poulton|
|Music by||John Addison|
|27 October 1952|
Reminiscent of the Jack The Ripper school with a period setting in gaslit London, but this time the mysterious killer is The Terror who is murdering policemen. Lawford plays the handsome gentleman thief Nicholas Revel who gets himself involved in the murders, and the theft of a valuable emerald. The treatment is seldom serious yet is smartly resolved with a supporting cast of British stalwarts.
- Peter Lawford as Nicholas Revel
- Dawn Addams as Jane Frensham
- Roland Culver as Connor
- Derek Bond as Sir Christopher Lenhurst
- Leslie Dwyer as Ernie Perker
- Michael Hordern as Sir Herbert Frensham
- Colin Gordon as MacStreet
- Heather Thatcher as Mrs. Chumley Orr
- Jack McNaughton as Ford
- Campbell Cotts as Mr. Chumley Orr
- Fabia Drake as Lady Elmbridge
- Michael Goodliffe as Anderson
- Moultrie Kelsall as Magistrate of Court
- Peter Copley as Cummings
- Richard Shaw as The 'Terror'
- Sam Kydd as Reporter
According to MGM records the movie earned $344,000 in the US and Canada and $412,000 elsewhere, making a loss to the studio of $424,000.
- The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- The Hour of 13 at IMDb
- The Hour of 13 at TCMDB
- The Hour of 13 at AllMovie
- The Hour of 13 at the American Film Institute Catalog