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Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)

Approved | | Drama | October 1960 (USA)
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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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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A poster foR Curse of the Demon appears on a wall near the end of the film. Demon was also a Columbia release. 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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Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan: I was just thinking of the beauty and charm of life here on West Madison.
Wart: Yeah, you'll get used to it Judge, when you've been here as long as we have.
Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan: Some place to bring up a boy. Deadbeats hanging round every corner. Hopheads, begging, borrowing, stealing to buy a few cc's of delirium.
Fran: Come on, Judge, don't do that.
Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan: Nick won't have a chance. By the time he's twelve he'll have the soul of toadstool. Somebody has to tell her. Nellie needs help, if Nick's gonna make it.
Fran: Well, I will, I'll help.
Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan: ...
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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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Top-flight cast in a great sequel to "Knock On any Door" (1949)
4 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door" (1949) we find Nick Romano's illegitimate son being raised by his mother and a band of well intentioned, but flawed residents of a tennement slum. Winters as his drug addicted mother, and Montalban as her pusher are stand-out performances. It is a gripping scene, when young Nick walks in on his mother and her pusher and catches them "in the act.." Seldom appears on TV, but well worth catching.


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