B-Movies : Before Morning (1933) American Pre-Code Crime Drama



Before Morning (1933)

Before Morning is a 1933 American pre-Code crime drama directed by Arthur Hoerl, and starring Leo Carrillo, Lora Baxter, and Taylor Holmes. The film was adapted for the screen by Arthur Hoerl, from the 1933 Broadway play of the same name by Edward and Edna Riley.

Stars: Leo Carrillo, Lora Baxter, Taylor Holmes
Director: Arthur Hoerl
Writers: Arthur Hoerl (adaptation)

A night of love, intrigue, death and blackmail leaves stage-star Elise Manning’s fate at stake in a conflict with the unscrupulous Doctor Gruell. A rejected lover dies in Miss Manning’s apartment, and Gurell implies that the death was murder and attempts to blackmail the actress. The climax brings the actress, her fiancé and the dead-man’s wife face-to-face in an emotional denouement

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