End of the Road (1944)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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It's nearly the End of the Road for condemned prisoner Chris Martin (John Abbott), slated to be executed for a murder he says he didn't commit. Martin manages to convince crime novelist Robert Kirby (Edward Norris) of his innocence, but Kirby can't get the cops to go along. Thus, the novelist turns sleuth, reassessing the clues and seeking out the real murderer. Only when heroine Kitty McDougal (June Storey) is herself nearly bumped off by the villain does Kirby solve the case. Without tipping off the identity of the killer, it can be noted that the supporting cast includes such murder-mystery stalwarts as Jonathan Hale, Kenne Duncan, Pierre Watkin and Edward Van Sloan.

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convict, craziness, criminal, detective, execution, false-accusation, false-conviction, identity, innocence, investigation, journalism, killing, man, murder, name-clearing, private-detective, writing