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
After Craig does his back flip from the roof, it is obvious the the man crashing through the sky light is a stuntman as he is much larger and is wearing a different suit. See more
[pointing gun at Derek
Hands up buster! Against the wall!
You cheeky little bleeder!
What's the matter Derek? Can't take a joke?
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