Hold Back Tomorrow (1955)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this bizarre drama, an inmate on death row has one final request before his impending hanging: he wants to spend the night with a woman. The police bring him a suicidal prostitute. After a night of lovemaking, the two decide they are in love and are married by the prison chaplain. This eases his torment about going to the gallows. Just before he is to be killed, he describes a dream he had where the rope breaks during the hanging, the death bell rings, and he is freed. As he prays for his miracle the death bell tolls and the film fades to black.

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execution, love, death, death-row