Devil's Mate (1933)

Genres - Crime, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller, Detective Film  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This Monogram melodrama gets off to a quick start as a young man is shot to death -- while he's being led to the electric chair! The condemned man was planning to make a startling last-minute revelation which would have put a noose around the neck of his murderer. Several other people shared the dead man's secret, and the murderer isn't averse to bumping them off as well. Assistant DA Preston S. Foster and intrepid newspaperwoman Peggy Shannon try to solve the mystery and trap the unknown assassin A good cast of "B"-picture regulars includes Bryant Washburn, George Hayes (still not "Gabby"), Jason Robards Sr., and, as the unfortunate hot-seat candidate, future John Ford regular Paul Fix.

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convict, execution, false-accusation, investigation, journalism, killing, murder, reporter