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Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)

 |  Drama  |  October 1960 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview:
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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
Rodolfo Acosta ...
Max (as Rudolph Acosta)
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Grant Holloway
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Fran
Bernie Hamilton ...
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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Lana Turner originally sought for lead role played by Shelley Winters. See more »

Goofs

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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Angel Eyes
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Written by Matt Dennis and Earl K. Brent
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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Much Underrated
10 May 2008 | by (arizona) – See all my reviews

I am very pleased to see all of the positive responses here at IMDb to a film that was not considered to be much in its day. Very well done, and a lot more frank then you would expect from the era.

Not really a sequel to KNOCK ON ANY DOOR---the relationship is minor at best, non-existent at worst. You don't have to see the first movie to understand this one.

A very positive thing is the relationship between the lead (James Darren) and his alcoholic mother (Shelley Winters). He knows all about her past but loves her anyway, and the dialogue is good. Far too many movies perpetuate the stereotype that parents and children of the opposite sex cannot, or should not, discuss serious "adult" issues intelligently.

Strongly recommended bit of film noir.


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