The Fatal Hour (1940 film)

The Fatal Hour is a 1940 American thriller crime drama film directed by William Nigh. It starred Boris Karloff (as James Lee Wong), Grant Withers, and Marjorie Reynolds.[1]

The Fatal Hour
Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam Nigh
Produced byScott R. Dunlap
William T. Lackey
Written byHugh Wiley
Scott Darling
George Waggner
StarringBoris Karloff
Grant Withers
Marjorie Reynolds
Music byEdward J. Kay
CinematographyHarry Neumann
Edited byRussell F. Schoengarth
Distributed byMonogram Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • January 15, 1940 (1940-01-15)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film is also known as Mr. Wong at Headquarters in the United Kingdom. It was followed by the sequel Doomed to Die.




  1. Stephen Jacobs, Boris Karloff: More Than a Monster, Tomohawk Press 2011 p 254
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