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More Fred Sears for New Years...CELL 2455, DEATH ROW (1955) YouTube link...
Edited by Don Malcolm on 12/30/2022, 2:58 pm
Posted by Don Malcolm
on 12/29/2022, 7:27 am
A step up for Sears with the gripping but ultimately anti-climactic fictionalized story of Caryl Chessman, the "Red Light Bandit" who became a lightning rod with respect to the debate over capital punishment...
William Campbell is a bit too sneery to make his fictionalized Chessman sympathetic...but that may have been a decision by the film's production team to avoid a dance with the Hays Office.
With very solid noirish photography from Fred Jackman, Jr. and featuring an early appearance from Vince Edwards.