Before Dawn (1933)

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  • Secret of Dr. Cornelius Working
  • After Midnight Working
  • Death Watch Working


Based on a story by Edgar Wallace. On his deathbed in a hospital in Vienna, criminal Joe Valerie reveals that a million dollar haul is hidden in a house in Chesterton, USA. The house is inhabited by two old ladies who suddenly find it to be haunted by Joe's ghost. Screenplay by Garrett Ford.

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