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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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Max (as Rudolph Acosta)
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Grant Holloway
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Fran
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Goodbye George
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Wart
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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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Lana Turner originally sought for lead role played by Shelley Winters. 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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I Can't Give You Anything but Love
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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Let No Man Write My Epitaph
17 January 2006 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

With the recent death of Shelley Winters, all the principals in this movie are now gone, with the exception of Montalban. Having looked it up, I had forgotten what a fine cast it had, including the surprise of Ella Fitzgerald playing a heroin-addicted blues singer. Sadly, although this was a remake of a previous film, this great film could not be remade or even updated for today's market---simply because our society has changed to where the story in this picture (compelling as it is) would no longer be something people would consider important or even divisive. This plot could not even make the producers of Jerry or Maury take notice. Still, this picture will always be one of my two or three personal all-time favorites, and I will recommend it to anyone who reads these words I write: This is greatness that Hollywood can create...when it really wants to.


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