In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England's belief in capital punishment. Written by
Scott Renshaw <email@example.com>
The shocking story of an unbelievable miscarriage of justice.
Did You Know?
The comic book used in the film is a 1970s reprint of an authentic U.S. comic of the period (probably the EC title Shock Suspenstories #12 with a cover date of Dec 1953/Jan 1954). The front cover and contents would have been virtually identical to the original, but the back cover of the U.S. original would have had a period advertisement rather than the single comics panel on the reprint, as shown in the movie. See more
The Robinson-LaMotta title fight (2-14-51) was 60 days before Truman relieved MacArthur of his command - -both reported in the same news bulletin on the shortwave radio. That was followed by "Wheel of Fortune" by Kay Starr
, which was not released until a year later (February '52). See more
[after jumping off the roof and falling through a glass ceiling to escape police
I wish I was fuckin' dead... I woulda killed the fuckin' lot of ya!
References Roseanna McCoy