Four Dark Hours (1937)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Dave Connor (Robert Newton) is a fixer for the London mob, who goes against his boss Terrell (Charles Oliver) for a big payoff at the dog track. Now he's a hunted man with a huge bankroll, and tries to share it with his song-and-dance-man brother Jim (John Mills), who works out of a seedy dive called The Green Cockatoo. Jim wants no part of Dave's money, but he does want to protect his brother, which gets him targeted by Terrell and his mob. They go after Dave, who manages to live just long enough to cross paths with Eileen (Rene Ray), a girl from a small village who has come to London looking for work. Eileen now finds herself accused of killing Dave, and goes to find his brother, to pass on a message the dying man gave her. She and Jim manage to cross paths without either ever realizing who the other is -- all Eileen knows is that Jim and Terrell want to kill each other, and all Jim knows is that he's got this wide-eyed innocent girl to look after (and hide from the police) while seeking vengeance and keeping himself alive.

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brother, revenge, gangster, murder