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Lady in the Death House (1944)

A young woman is on death row for the murder of a man who was blackmailing her family, although she claims she was framed. Her fiance, a doctor who is conducting experiments on reviving the... See full summary »

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Steve Sekely

Writers:

Frederick C. Davis (original story: "Meet the Executioner"), Harry O. Hoyt (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jean Parker ... Mary Kirk Logan
Lionel Atwill ... Charles Finch
Douglas Fowley ... Dr. Dwight 'Brad' Bradford
Marcia Mae Jones ... Suzy Kirk Logan
Robert Middlemass ... State's Attorney
Cy Kendall ... Detective
John Maxwell ... Robert Snell
George Irving ... Gregory
Forrest Taylor ... Warden
Sam Flint ... Gov. Harrison
Dick Curtis ... Willis Millen
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A young woman is on death row for the murder of a man who was blackmailing her family, although she claims she was framed. Her fiance, a doctor who is conducting experiments on reviving the dead, also happens to be the state's executioner, and is assigned to pull the switch when she is strapped into the electric chair. A famous criminologist, believing her to be innocent, rushes to investigate the case and clear her before her execution date. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Executioner See more »

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Mono | Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The apartment of one of the main characters has a front door that opens into the hallway rather than into the apartment. This goes against building regulations, and serves no purpose in the movie, as opposed to 1944's 'Double Indemnity' where such a door opening into the hallway does have a specific reason. So it seems nothing more than an oversight on the part of the set builders. See more »

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Girl overheard at bar: So after all that, what could I do? I just had to accept the mink coat.
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Let's have those onions grilled!
29 January 2006 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Lady in the Death House I'm sure is a movie publicist's wet dream. Get this: A woman is condemned to die.. The executioner? Her BOYFRIEND! It's up to a criminologist, er, psychologist to figure out who really killed the shady friend of the prisoner's sister, AND has to get a hold of the Governor somehow Before It's Too Late! This movie is somewhat fun, but fairly predictable, Jean Parker as the lady in question and Lionel Atwill are good here, but nothing really remarkable. The most fun is watching the little bit of suspense at the end with the governor and all. I mean, shouldn't he be AVAILIBLE for last minute clemency phone calls and what have you instead of ordering Denver Sandwiches ("smothered in onions!"). They should have had a shot of the onions frying, THAT would have been clever.


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