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Sentenced for Life (1960)

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An engineer is wrongly convicted of selling secrets to enemy agents and is sentenced to life in prison. Convinced it was his former partner who framed him, he enlists his son to investigate.

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Francis Matthews ...
Jim Richards
Jill Williams ...
Sue Thompson
Basil Dignam ...
Ralph Thompson
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John Richards
Lorraine Clewes ...
Mrs. Richards
Mark Singleton ...
Edward Thompson
Nyree Dawn Porter ...
Betty Martin
Arnold Bell ...
Williams
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An engineer is wrongly convicted of selling secrets to enemy agents and is sentenced to life in prison. Convinced it was his former partner who framed him, he enlists his son to investigate.

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The wrong man
4 September 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

We come into the Old Bailey where John Richards, a man accused of treason in the WWII years, is going to learn his fate as the jury returns to pronounce their finding. John Richards is found guilty and sent to jail to serve a life in jail. His wife is devastated, his young son, Jim, is to young to understand what happened to his father.

Now in 1957, Jim Richards is urged by his mother to go see the father that has been inside for fifteen years. The meeting is dramatic. Jim did not expect to see his father in his present situation. The man has aged considerably. John pleas of innocence create a doubt in Jim's mind. He is resolute in helping his father in any way he can.

Jim thinks if he wants to get to the culprit, he must go looking for his old man's business partner, who seems to be the one responsible for stealing documents that were later sold to the enemy by Thompson. He get to the man via his young, attractive daughter. Passing himself as another man, he gets Sue Thompson to introduce him to his father. Jim's perseverance wins at last.

Directed by Max Varnel, this Danziger British production, of 1960 showed up in a classic channel. Not having seen it, we decided to take a chance. While the film does not bring anything new to the genre, its plot being thin, the story got our attention. In its 63 minutes running time, the story develops at an easy pace. The acting, while not remarkable, it fits the story being told.


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