Twelve Crowded Hours (1939): Starring Richard Dix and Lucille Ball

Prolific director Lew Landers directed Twelve Crowded Hours, starring Richard Dix and Lucille Ball.

Twelve Crowded Hours
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When the brother of his girlfriend Paula Sanders is accused of murder, reporter Nick Green tries to clear him.

Suspecting gangster George Costain of the crime, Nick steals a satchel of Costain’s policy racket receipts, placing his life and Paula’s in great danger.

Richard Dix as Nick Green
Lucille Ball as Paula Sanders
Allan Lane as Dave Sanders
Donald MacBride as Det. Sgt. Joe Keller
Cy Kendall as George Costain
John Arledge as Red
Emory Parnell as Doorkeeper


Directed by Lew Landers
Produced by Robert Sisk
Written by Garrett Fort, Peter Ruric
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Nicholas Musuraca
Edited by Harry Marker

Production company RKO Pictures

Distributed by RKO Pictures

Release date: March 3, 1939

Running time: 64 min


TCM showed the movie on July 6, 2020.