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They Can't Hang Me (1955)

A senior civil servant is condemned to hang for murder but he claims to have top secret security information...

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Robert Pitt (as Andre Morell)
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Pietr Revski
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Wing Commander Riddle
Raymond Rollett ...
Sir Robert Rosper
Fred Johnson ...
Professor Robinson-Heston
Arnold Marlé ...
Karl Kopek (as Arnold Marle)
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Barry Lowe ...
Eric Colter
Diana Lambert ...
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Sentenced to death for murder, a civil servant reveals that he has long been a foreign agent smuggling secrets out of the country. He meets with special branch officer Inspector Brown and offers to reveal the identity of an elusive master spy in return for a reprieve. With five days before Pitt is to be hung, Brown sets out to trace the identity of the spy without having to reprieve Pitt. Written by bob the moo

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October 1955 (UK)  »

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De kan ikke hænge mig  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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When the policeman is shot in the shoulder at the research facility, he falls as though he was shot in the stomach or chest. Furthermore, his lying position in front of the car changes between camera angles. See more »

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[first lines]
Robert Pitt: They can't hang me! They can't hang me!
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Music by Denis Rycoth (pseudonym of Sidney Torch)
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Unable to sleep, I decided to give this film a look, just to see how bad it was, and, although I wasn't pleasantly surprised, at least it wasn't dreadful! It has the typical style of a 50s British patriotic thriller, the effete British accents, the working class accents cliched, the gentlemen villians. What made this film bad was in fact Yolande Donlan, the hero's fiance. Her dreadful overacting with that irritating American accent was enough to make me cringe, and very happy when she left her scenes. Obviously thrown in to appeal to the American audiences of the day, she has the acting ability of a dormouse! I could forgive the gun scenes (no blood, no gunsmoke, just a stationary gun making noise!), but that acting.....


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