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Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)

In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's footsteps...to the electric chair.

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Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan
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Nellie Romano
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Nick Romano
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Barbara Holloway
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Louie Ramponi
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Flora
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Max (as Rudolph Acosta)
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Grant Holloway
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Fran
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Goodbye George
Walter Burke ...
Wart
Francis De Sales ...
Night Court Magistrate
Michael Davis ...
Nick Romano - as a Child
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In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's footsteps...to the electric chair.

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Seething...Searching...Surging to Greatness! See more »

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October 1960 (USA)  »

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Reach for Tomorrow  »

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1.85 : 1
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Ella Fitzgerald's piano playing was ghosted by Cliff Smalls. Fitzgerald also recorded the songs "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," "Misty" and "Who's Sorry Now" but they weren't used in the film. Fitzgerald's album of music from the film was unavailable for years but has since been issued on CD under the title "The Intimate Ella." See more »

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After begging Bobbie and her father to leave his apartment, Nick slams the door shut, making the wall shake. See more »

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Follows Knock on Any Door (1949) See more »

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Reach for Tomorrow
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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a real thriller, montalban is eerie as a 1960's "pusher" and sadistic heroin addict, a must for those into drug culture and film noir. the fact that it is b/w only adds to the urban scurge of drugs use ,espcially horse in the 1960's also exceeding their actting abilities are shelley winters as a drug ravaged mother, and burl ives as the "heavy" handed dudley do right....


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