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
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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
In the scene where Bentley is signing the letter to his family you can see that he is writing in upper case, but when it shows his name in close up it is in lower case. See more
How's that boy you're seeing?
What, Johnny? I'm not going about with him no more; his cars off the road.
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