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The Unguarded Hour is a 1936 film directed by Sam Wood and starring Loretta Young and Franchot Tone. In England, a prominent young prosecutor in a murder trial is unaware that his wife is involved.

The Unguarded Hour
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Directed bySam Wood
Produced byLawrence Weingarten
Sam Wood
Written byLadislas Fodor (play)
Bernard Merivale (English adaptation)
Howard Emmett Rogers
Leon Gordon
Horace Jackson (uncredited contributor)
StarringLoretta Young
Franchot Tone
Music byWilliam Axt
CinematographyJames Van Trees
Edited byFrank E. Hull
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • April 10, 1936 (1936-04-10)
Running time
80-88 minutes
CountryUnited States

Based on a play by Ladislaus Fodor,[1] Bernard Merivale provided the English adaptation.[2]



Radio adaptationEdit

The Unguarded Hour was presented on Theatre Guild on the Air December 28, 1952. The one-hour adaptation starred Michael Redgrave and Nina Foch.[3]


  1. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (April 4, 1936). "The Unguarded Hour (1936)". New York Times. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  2. ^ "The Unguarded Hour". Altoona Tribune. May 22, 1936. p. 12. Retrieved June 6, 2015 – via  
  3. ^ Kirby, Walter (December 28, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 36. Retrieved June 5, 2015 – via  

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