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The Unguarded Hour (1936) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Sam Wood and produced by Sam Wood and Lawrence Weingarten.

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The Unguarded Hour: Loretta Young Birthday Blogathon

By Franchot Tone Fan on Jan 5, 2016 From Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone

One of my go-to films for a healthy dose of romance, glamour, and intrigue is the 1936 film The Unguarded Hour. It was the first Franchot Tone DVD I ever purchased and stars my other favorite screen star (not to mention a lady who inspires me greatly) Loretta Young. Like Franchot, Loretta always imp... Read full article

The Unguarded Hour (1936)

By Franchot Tone Fan on May 20, 2015 From Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone

Three years after Midnight Mary, Franchot Tone teamed up again with Loretta Young for The Unguarded Hour. As I mentioned in my Midnight Mary post, I love these two actors together and wish they'd collaborated on more projects in the 30s. Franchot and Loretta play blissfully happy married couple Sir ... Read full article

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[at the Deardens' party, the guests are discussing the ongoing murder trial at which Sir Alan is the prosecuting attorney]
Lady Agatha Hathaway: My dear, I was at the trial today. Alan was thrilling! How he made that murderer squirm!
[she chooses an hors d'oeuvre from the tray offered by the waiter]
Lord Henry Hathaway: All the fellow did was to push his wife off a cliff.
Lady Agatha Hathaway: [as Lord Henry moves to take a canapé, Lady Agatha stops him] Henry!
[Sir Alan approaches]
Lady Agatha Hathaway: Oh, Alan, I was so proud of you today. How long will it take you to finish that little wretch?
Sir Alan Dearden: The trial may take another week.
Lady Agatha Hathaway: A whole week?
[chuckling while stuffing her face]
Lady Agatha Hathaway: I mustn't miss a single day!
Lady Helen Dudley Dearden: [softly] Excuse me, please.
Lord Henry Hathaway: Why is everybody so vicious about this fellow? After all, perhaps his wife *needed* murdering.
Lady Agatha Hathaway: Well, if you think that's funny, I don't!
[leaves in a huff]
Lord Henry Hathaway: [following his wife] My dear, my dear, it wasn't meant for you.
Waiter at party: [to Bunny] Cocktail, sir?
William 'Bunny' Jeffers: Lady Hathaway would have made a most charming cannibal. Can't you see her dancing 'round the pot while the victim boils?
Sir Alan Dearden: Well, anyway her morbidity is honest.

Sir Alan Dearden: Now look here, Bunny, you're a pretty good lawyer. At least, you would be if you hadn't so much money.

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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onDecember 4, 1944 with Roland Young reprising his film role.
Bernard Merivale's adapted play opened in London, England, UK on 31 July 1935.
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