Before Dawn (1933)

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Title: Before Dawn [IMDb]

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Release date: August 04, 1933
Studio: RKO
Runtime: 60 minutes
IMDB genres: drama, mystery

Synopsis [hide]

Sinister forces compete to find the million dollars in gold hidden by recently deceased gangster Joe Valerie in his family's old dark house 15 years earlier,

Plot keywords (from IMDb): apparition, arrest, assisted suicide, avarice, broken neck, cellar, clairvoyant, confession of crime, death from fright, deathmask, detective, doctor, dying, falling down stairs, falling from height, false arrest, father daughter relationship, fight, gangster, ghost, greed, gunfire, hidden gold, hospital, housekeeper, marriage license, mask, murder, mystery man, newspaper headline, nun, old dark house, old woman, pain, paperboy, police, police chief, prediction, psychic, rescue, reward, secret door, secret room, supernatural power, superstition, vienna austria, well, money

Cast and Crew

Stuart ErwinDwight Wilson
Dorothy WilsonPatricia
Warner OlandDr. Paul Cornelius
Dudley DiggesHorace Merrick
Gertrude W. HoffmanMattie
Oscar ApfelJohn F. O'Hara

Merian C. Cooper: director

Max Steiner: composer

Max Steiner: musical director

Film Statistics

Film duration: 1:00:10
Music duration: 00:01:29
Pages in score: no score available
Total themes: 5
Themes with variants: 0
Total variants: 0
Total gestures: 0
Total underscoring sections: 0
Total underscoring duration: 00:00:00
Total instances: 5


Name Uses Variants
Before Dawn A 1 0
Before Dawn B 1 0
Before Dawn C 1 0
RKO Tower 1 0
Wedding March 1 0

Other films borrowed from:

The Phantom of Crestwood (1932)