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.
Scott Renshaw <email@example.com>
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
When the telly was switched on to watch What's My Line?
, the picture and sound appeared within two or three seconds. An early 1950's TV would require at least 15-20 seconds to warm up. See more
Let him have it, Chris!
Let Him Have It
Original music composed and performed by Michael Kamen
, featuring Ed Shearmur
(as Edward Shearmur)
EMI Music Distribution
(P) & © 1992 Virgin Records See more