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This entry in Warner's "Broadway Brevity" series of shorts is based on Damon Runyon's short story, "The Old Doll's House". Racketeer Lance McGowan, on the night he has decided to go straight, finds himself caught between the gunfire of two rival gangsters and, wounded by a bullet, he finds refuge in the home of a wealthy recluse. One of the gangsters is found riddled with bullets from the gun Lance dropped while making his escape, and he is arrested and tried for murder. The reclusive widow comes to the trail and testifies that Lance was her guest that night when the clock struck twelve, the time of the killing. Lance, while innocent, is also lucky, as the widow had her all her clocks set to always strike twelve, as the time her husband had died.

  1. Jean Negulesco

    Director

  2. Damon Runyon

    Writer

  3. Harold Medford

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Craig Stevens

    Craig Stevens

    Lane McGowan

  2. Elisabeth Risdon

    Elisabeth Risdon

    Abigail Osley, aka The Old Doll

  3. Knox Manning

    Knox Manning

    Carson

  4. Howard Da Silva

    Howard Da Silva

    Angie the Ox

  5. Ben Welden

    Ben Welden

    Babe

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At the Stroke of Twelve

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Status Released

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  • November 15, 1941
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Original Language English

Runtime 0h 20m

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