A Covenant with Death (1967)

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A convicted murderer kills his hangman. Then it is discovered that he actually didn't commit the murder he was convicted for.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Lewis
Laura Devon ...
Eulalia Lewis
Brian Talbot
Judge Hockstadter
Col. Oates
Rafaela Montemayor
Kent Smith ...
Lonny Chapman ...
Jose De Vega ...
Larry D. Mann ...
Bruce Donnelly


A convicted murderer kills his hangman. Then it is discovered that he actually didn't commit the murder he was convicted for.

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Never talk too big. Never beat your wife. One night she could get strangled. And who would believe the hands weren't yours? See more »







Release Date:

23 January 1969 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

A forca para um inocente  »

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1.85 : 1
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Feature directorial debut of Lamont Johnson. See more »

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An overlooked gem of a film
5 October 2012 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

Thanks to Warner Archive for releasing this film on DVD this past September. It would appear that this film was an attempt to make a major film star out of TV actor George Maharis. His performance as the young, inexperienced judge was very well executed. Earl Holliman shines as the convicted suspect. This is film is noteworthy for an early performance by Gene Hackman as a police officer. His performances echos what would soon come later, in his role as Popye Doyle in "The French Connection," The romance portion of the film may be predictable, but overall the acting is well done, and the photography is great. The best selling novel "A Covenant with Death," by Stephen Becker is given fair treatment in this adaptation. I would defiantly recommend this film ***

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