Ot Ora 40 (1939)

Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - Hungary  |  
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This Hungarian romantic melodrama was released in English-speaking countries as Five-Forty. Its director was 26-year-old Endre Toth, who as Andre de Toth went on to a substantial career in Hollywood. Set in Paris (which looks more like Budapest), the story concerns a murder investigation conducted by one Judge Henri Tessier (Ferenc Kiss). The audience is led to believe that Robert Petrovich (Theodore Usay), estranged husband of Tessier's sweetheart Marion (Maria Tasmady), is responsible for the murder. The actual culprit manages to tipp his hand at the very end, but it hardly matters: Petrovich wins his freedom, but loses his bride.