A condemned murderer, in the process of being executed, relives the events that led to his being sentenced to die in the electric chair.

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Allen claims he his being executed for the wrong murder. Flashbacks show him working with Clark as a riveter. When he makes a killing on the horses he meets Shirley and gets married. When Clark tells him Shirley is unfaithful they fight and Clark falls to his death. Later he finds that Clark was telling the truth. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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In two seconds he became the slave of the woman he hated! Two blinding, flashing seconds that stripped him of honor and branded his soul!

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The premise behind this film was previously used in The Last Moment (1928). See more »

Quotes

Shirley Day: [Getting ready to leave for the dance hall in a tight-fitting dress] Well, Big Boy, what do I look like now?
John Allen: [Contemptuously] Just like what you are!
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Why Did It Have to Be Me?
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Music by Carmen Lombardo and Sam H. Stept
Lyrics by Bud Green
Sung by the nightclub singers
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19 August 2004 | by (OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie last night when I couldn't sleep.Not being a fan of Edward G Robinson I decided to watch for the kitch appeal I guess I was expecting to see him play some world weary mob gut who would say funny things that I could repeat at work,well about 30 minutes in I was absolutely gob-smacked It was like watching a train wreck I could not take my eyes off it. I am not exaggerating when I say I will always remember this movie and be haunted absolutely haunted by the riviting almost painful job done by Mr.Robinson I thought I knew who this man was I thought I could judge his body of work with out ever seeing this movie I was wrong This movie will stay with me for a long long time


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