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I Killed That Man (1941)

A condemned murderer on the eve of his execution decides to tell the authorities who hired him to commit the murder. However, he's killed by a poison dart in front of a roomful of officials... See full summary »

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A condemned murderer on the eve of his execution decides to tell the authorities who hired him to commit the murder. However, he's killed by a poison dart in front of a roomful of officials and reporters before he can divulge the name. An assistant district attorney and a pretty newspaper reporter team up to discover the "mystery man" behind the murders. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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MURDER in the DEATH HOUSE! - Surprise Hit of the Year! The sensation-packed story of a murder committed right before the eyes of a roomful of crime experts and reporters!

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28 November 1941 (USA)  »

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This film received its earliest documented telecast Monday 7 August 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it in New York City Friday 4 June 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Tuesday 8 February 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Unremarkable 40's mystery
11 September 2010 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

I Killed That Man is a fairly typical Poverty Row mystery film. It tells the tale of a man on his way to execution on Death Row who is suddenly killed by a poison dart by an unknown assailant while in a crowded room. The remaining film details the investigation into who is responsible.

To be honest there's nothing new here. It delivers what anyone familiar with Poverty Row productions will have come to expect, i.e. not too many thrills, not too many sets and not too many surprises. The film does pick up pace towards the end but it takes it's time getting there unfortunately. I've seen another obscure film from director Phil Rosen – Man With Two Lives – and that one was quite a bit more entertaining in my opinion. Having said that I have seen a lot worse than I Killed That Man, it's not exactly a bad watch for a rainy weekend morning.


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