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The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1 November 1950 (USA)
A young man is wrongly convicted and sentenced to be executed. Reporters covering the execution relate the story, each from his own perspective.

Director:

Paul Sloane (as Paul H. Sloane)

Writer:

Paul Sloane (as Paul H. Sloane)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sally Parr Sally Parr ... The Girl
Patrick Waltz ... Bill - the Boy (as Philip Shawn)
Walter Reed ... The Chaplain
Lee Frederick Lee Frederick ... Blackie (as Lee Fredericks)
Houseley Stevenson ... Pops (as Housley Stevenson)
Howard St. John ... The Warden
Louise Lorimer ... The Warden's Wife
Raymond Bramley Raymond Bramley ... Jim - Deputy Warden
Charles Meredith ... Reporter, AP
Jack Reynolds Jack Reynolds ... Ed - Reporter, EP
King Donovan ... Reporter, National News Service
Charles Arnt ... Reporter, Globe Express
Sam Edwards ... Reporter, Herald
Percy Helton ... Reporter, Feature Syndicate
Perry Ivins Perry Ivins ... Reporter, Forty-Six (as Perry Ivans)
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Storyline

A young man awaits execution on death row for the murder of a political boss. Although h continues to protest his innocence, only his sweetheart, the prison priest, and the warden and his wife believe him. Reporters discuss the case and similar ones, and one of them relates a story that may save the innocent man's life. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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6 Shots Fired as One...The Parrot's Trademark!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le soleil se couche à l'aube See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Holiday Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ain't No Sunshine Here
10 May 2017 | by bnwfilmbuffSee all my reviews

Offbeat dark drama concerning the hours before the execution of a young man protesting his innocence. Walter Reed gives a fine performance as the chaplain ministering to the man to be executed who gradually believes in his innocence. There is some unusual direction as the story moves back and forth from the young man protesting his situation in the cell to the newsmen holed up in a greasy spoon trying to substantiate his guilt. Noir regulars Percy Helton, King Donovan and Charles Arnt make up some of he newsmen. No doubt this is somewhat of a protest film against capital punishment but it never overplays this angle. There are some good plot twists that makes the movie more interesting. The acting is uniformly good and the film is a worthwhile viewing if you can wade through the depressing subject matter.


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