The story of Caryl Chessman, a convicted California rapist who spent 12 years on death row before finally being executed.

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The story of Caryl Chessman, a convicted California rapist who spent 12 years on death row before finally being executed.

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The film's final credits do name the character played by Tony Burton as "Price," but this character seems to be based on Robert Otis *Pierce* who was executed at San Quentin on April 6, 1956 and the disturbing circumstances of whose execution as reported in various sources fit in many particulars with what is depicted in the movie. Since the actual names of other real-life persons portrayed in this movie--not the least of which Chessman's are accurately reproduced, it may be surmised that "Price" in the credits is an error for "Pierce." See more »

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As bad a movie as one could be!
23 January 2003 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

I arrived at my destination (a commune) and was told to wait in a sitting room for them to process my application. The sitting room had a TV, and it was showing this movie. This movie was as awful as a movie can be, and by the time it was over I again truly understood how much it is a shame to waste precious time. For any reader of this post, do not see this piece of junk.

Sometimes I have got to tell it like it is!


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