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Var and some other contemporary sources reviewed and advertised the film as The 13th Hour . The Var and NYT reviews indicated that the film was based on a play by Douglas Furber and Chester M. Franklin, while other sources suggest that it was based on a story they co-wrote. No information has been located to verify the production of a play by Furber and ... More Less

Var and some other contemporary sources reviewed and advertised the film as The 13th Hour . The Var and NYT reviews indicated that the film was based on a play by Douglas Furber and Chester M. Franklin, while other sources suggest that it was based on a story they co-wrote. No information has been located to verify the production of a play by Furber and Franklin. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
11 Dec 1927.
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MPW
3 Dec 1927
p. 26.
New York Times
22 Nov 1927
p. 20.
Variety
23 Nov 1927.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
13 October 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 October 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24548
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,252
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

"Professor Leroy, a noted Criminologist, is discovered by Detective Matt Gray, to be a criminal wanted for many murders. Closing in on him at the professor's home, Gray with the help of his dog, rescues a girl held captive, and the dog finally brings Leroy to retribution when the latter falls to death from a roof in a battle with the animal." ( Moving Picture World, 3 Dec 1927, p. ... +


"Professor Leroy, a noted Criminologist, is discovered by Detective Matt Gray, to be a criminal wanted for many murders. Closing in on him at the professor's home, Gray with the help of his dog, rescues a girl held captive, and the dog finally brings Leroy to retribution when the latter falls to death from a roof in a battle with the animal." ( Moving Picture World, 3 Dec 1927, p. 26.) +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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