On the Stroke of Twelve (1928)

Run Time - 67 min.  |  
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Not to be confused with 1924's On the Stroke of Three, this 1928 actioner (based loosely on a play by Joseph LeBrandt) was another entry in the then-popular "aviation" cycle -- but only for a couple of reels. Falsely accused of murdering his father David Torrence, hero Danny O'Shea is forced to go on the lam. After commandeering an airplane, O'Shea lands on the deck of the ship, where coincidentally the actual murderer, played by Lloyd Whitlock, has booked passage. Leading lady June Marlowe (better known as "Miss Crabtree" in the Our Gang comedies) can only look on helplessly as hero and villain have it out on the high seas. The splendid cinematography was singled out by the critics, who otherwise couldn't find much nice to say about the picture.

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bad-guy, false-accusation, father, good-guy, murder, on-the-run