Tomorrow at Seven

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"The ace of spades reveals your death!"
  • Passed
  • 1933
  • 1 hr 2 min
  • 5.6  (393)

Tomorrow at Seven is a 1933 mystery thriller directed by Ray Enright and starring Chester Morris, Vivienne Osborne, and Frank McHugh. The film follows a series of murders in a small town that occur every Thursday at precisely seven o'clock. The killer leaves behind a calling card with the initials "JM" each time. The film begins with a wealthy businessman, Robert Gordon (Frank McHugh), who receives a threatening letter from someone signing with the initials "JM". The letter warns him that he will be killed at precisely seven o'clock on Thursday if he does not pay a certain sum of money. Gordon dismisses the letter as a prank but hires Detective James 'Jim' W. Riley (Chester Morris) to investigate the matter further.

Riley is initially skeptical of the case but as the murders continue, he realizes the threat is real. He enlists the help of the beautiful and charming secretary, Jenny Wren (Vivienne Osborne), who is deeply implicated in the plot.

As the Thursday deadline approaches, Riley and Gordon frantically try to uncover the culprit's identity. Along the way, they encounter a number of suspicious characters, including a wealthy businessman with a drinking problem, a crazy old lady with an obsession for the number seven, and a shady insurance salesman with a strange fascination for poison.

As the pace quickens, each new clue leads to further confusion, and Riley and Gordon begin to suspect just about everyone in town. The climax of the movie is full of suspense and excitement as the clock ticks down to seven o'clock and the killer is revealed.

Tomorrow at Seven is a classic who-done-it film with well-developed characters and a tightly woven plot. The sets and cinematography are both impressive, notably the use of shadows and expressionist lighting which heightens the suspense and mystery of the story.

Chester Morris delivers a standout performance as the tough-talking and intuitive detective who is always one step ahead of the game. Vivienne Osborne's Jenny is a perfect match for Morris, with her bubbly personality and quick wit. Together, the two create a dynamic duo that keeps the audience engaged and entertained throughout the film.

The supporting cast also does an excellent job, particularly Frank McHugh, who brings depth and complexity to the role of Gordon. The film's villains are equally convincing, with each character embodying a different kind of menace.

One of the biggest strengths of Tomorrow at Seven is the way in which it slowly builds suspense and delivers an unexpected and satisfying reveal. The overall pace of the film is deliberate and measured, but there are enough twists and turns to keep the audience engaged throughout.

Overall, Tomorrow at Seven is an entertaining and satisfying mystery thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. With its well-crafted plot, solid performances, and atmospheric cinematography, this film is a must-see for fans of classic cinema and crime dramas.

Tomorrow at Seven is a 1933 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 2 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    1 hr 2 min
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    5.6  (393)