Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Clock Strikes Three is the alternate title for the low budgeter When the Clock Strikes. The scene is a deserted lodge where a group of people have gathered to await the execution of a convicted killer at a nearby prison. The group plans to search the lodge for money hidden away by the condemned man. Just as the clock strikes three, a stranger rushes in, confessing to the murder. With the execution called off, the gathered parties must hurry and scurry to find the money before the prisoner is released. Director Edward L. Cahn, a longtime Hollywoodite who spent his waning days in lower-rung B pictures, does what he can to make heads or tails of The Clock Strikes Three.
execution, killing, loot, prison, reprieve, search