A crusading reporter plans his own arrest and conviction for first degree murder, trying to show that the death sentence should be outlawed when based on circumstantial evidence alone, but his plan goes awry.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Danny Mitchell, feeling that he has been misunderstood (nothing new for this kid in this series) by his parents, takes his dog, Rusty, and leaves home, camping out near the trailer of ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Ted Donaldson, Tom Powers, Ann Doran
The Satan Bug (1965)
Crime | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the nasty germs has gotten free and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges
Stars: George Maharis, Richard Basehart, Anne Francis
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Biography of celebrated American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Louis Calhern, Ann Harding, Eduard Franz
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Randolph Scott, Ella Raines, William Bishop
The Capture (1950)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A badly injured fugitive explains to a priest how he came to be in his present predicament.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Lew Ayres, Teresa Wright, Victor Jory
Backlash (1956)
Mystery | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jim Slater seeks a survivor of the Apache ambush his father died in.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Richard Widmark, Donna Reed, William Campbell
McQ (1974)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Outlaw Clint Hollister escapes from jail with the help of Marshal Jake Wade, because once Clint did the same for him. Jake left Clint just after, but Clint finds him back and forces Jake to... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens
Shadowed (1946)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Fred J. Johnson (Lloyd Corrigan) scores a hole-in-one but his next drive, using the lucky, initialed golf ball, soars out of bounds and lands near a spot where some counterfeiters are ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Anita Louise, Lloyd Corrigan, Michael Duane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Michael Worthington, an elderly owner of an apiary, befriends an embittered artist, Jamie McFarlaine, who is seeking a divorce from his wife. Jamie falls in love with Alice, but the romance... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Michael Duane, Gloria Henry, Harry Davenport
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Geoffrey Holden is an elderly conman who is a lovable old man when providing his beloved granddaughter with the simple luxuries of life, yet has no qualms when working a racket devised to ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Michael Duane, Trudy Marshall, Lloyd Corrigan
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Donald Wayne
...
Larry James
Charles D. Brown ...
Dist. Atty. Darrell Tyson
Warren Mills ...
Felix
...
Reginald Fogg
Charles Evans ...
Judge
...
Police Sgt. Arthur Landis
William Newell ...
Police Sgt. Clay
Edit

Storyline

The screenplay was adapted from a radio script by Maxwell Shane and Alex Gottlieb, and was first shown as the bottom-half of a double feature with the top-billed "Without Reservations" at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre: A newspaper columnist, against capital punishment and crusading against murder convictions based on circumstantial evidence, tampers with evidence found at a murder scene in such a manner that it leads to him being accused of the crime, convicted and on his way to the state prison to be executed. The tampering was to prove a point about circumstantial evidence, and he succeeded in proving that circumstantial evidence will indeed get one convicted. But, now, his problem is to prove his innocence, and he is not in the position to do so. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She Knew He Was Innocent... Yet She Condemned the Man She Loved... To Die! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anikitis pistolero  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The man is an idiot
2 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Reporter George Macready has got a serious problem with people being convicted on circumstantial evidence, so much so that he frames himself for a murder to prove a point. He takes the precaution of providing Forrest Tucker (Larry) with the evidence that will save him once he has been proved guilty only Tucker is run over and put into a coma at the moment he is required to provide this evidence. It's up to Macready to sort things out by himself. First of all, he has to escape from custody.

The cast are good in this film, especially Leslie Brooks as Macready's fiancée. Unfortunately, the film bombards you from the beginning with too much information. The story is not difficult to follow but it is made heavy-going by cramming in so much in such a short space of time. The result is a loss of interest and we end up just waiting for the thing to finish. Come on, get on and resolve the damn thing. It's not bad but George Macready is an idiot and too much happens.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Man Who Dared zardoz-13
Discuss The Man Who Dared (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?