Today I Hang (1942)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Today I Hang has more going for it than most PRC Productions (including no fewer than two directors!), but in the end is laid low by chintzy production values. Walter Woolf King stars a jewelry salesman Jim O'Brien, who is framed for a murder he didn't commit. Martha Courtney (Mona Barrie), the murder victim's widow, believes in Jim's innocence and sets about to find the guilty party. The motivation for the killing is a stolen necklace, pilfered by Courtney's late husband (Harry Woods) and his unknown confederate. Despite the cheapness of their surroundings (one of the main sets has no front door, obliging the actors to make all their entrances and exits from a side door), Walter Woolf King and Mona Barrie deliver strong, credible performances.

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killing, false-accusation, frame-up, investigation, murder, lynching