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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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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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Entertaining Monogram mystery
1 March 2008 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This is a mystery with elements of comedy. It also has (minor) noir elements and a romantic touch.

Ricardo Cortez is excellent in the lead. We begin as a man is about to be put to death in prison. The press and the law are there, as well as a few others who like to observe executions.

Things do not go as planned. And Cortez tries to solve the mystery right on the spot. That doesn't work. His girlfriend, reporter Joan Woodbury, gets involved. Iris Adrian is, as always, effective as a moll.

This sort of thing continued to be standard fare at Warner Brothers till the mid-forties. Interestingly, Monogram does it even better here. The list of players boasts only Cortez as a box-office name. But it's cast in a clever and entertaining manner and neatly directed by Phil Rosen.


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