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The Last Man to Hang (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | December 1956 (USA)
Sir Roderick Strood is on trial for the murder of his wife.

Director:

Terence Fisher

Writers:

Ivor Montagu (screenplay), Max Trell (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Conway ... The Story: Roderick
Elizabeth Sellars ... The Story: Daphne
Eunice Gayson ... The Story: Elizabeth
Freda Jackson ... The Story: Mrs. Tucker
Hugh Latimer Hugh Latimer ... The Story: Mark
Ronald Simpson Ronald Simpson ... The Story: Dr. Cartwright
Victor Maddern ... The Jury: Bonaker
Anthony Newley ... The Jury: Gaskin
Margaretta Scott ... The Jury: Mrs. Cranshaw
Leslie Weston Leslie Weston ... The Jury: Bayfield
Bill Shine ... The Jury: Underhay
Anna Turner Anna Turner ... The Jury: Lucy Prynne
Jack Lambert Jack Lambert ... The Jury: Major Forth
Harold Goodwin ... The Jury: Cheed
Joan Newell ... The Jury: Mrs. Iseley
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Sir Roderick Strood is on trial for the murder of his wife.

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The Love Triangle That Became a Circle...of Rope!

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Crime | Drama

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The Story: Daphne: We've been married 10 years - I think I know my Roderick. He's not in love with this other woman. He's rebelling against me because I love him too much.
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Excellent Until The Final Scene
9 August 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Tom Conway is on trial for the murder of his wife. The facts seem to suggest a degree of responsibility, if not, indeed, culpability; he gave her sleeping pills which resulted in her death. However, did he know that? Was the overdose accidental? Did she commit suicide? A jury has to decide whether he will hang, even as Parliament debates the end of the death penalty.

It's an interesting story, because of the ambiguities in the handling, and Terence Fisher has never done better. I would like to extend some of the credit to Maurice Elvey, who is credited, along with the author of the book it is based on, with the adaptation.

The last two minutes of the movie make no sense to me.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1956 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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