The Hour of 13

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The Hour of 13
Directed by Harold French
Produced by Hayes Goetz
Written by Philip MacDonald (novel)
Leon Gordon
Howard Emmett Rogers
Starring Peter Lawford
Dawn Addams
Roland Culver
Music by John Addison
Cinematography Guy Green
Edited by Raymond Poulton
Robert Watts
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
27 October 1952
Running time
88 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $873,000[1]
Box office $756,000[1]

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.

It is 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.


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.[1]


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  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .

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