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Lady in the Death House (1944)

Cast: Jean Parker, Lionel Atwill, Douglas Fowley, more...
Director: Steve Sekely
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: A2ZCDs
Genre: Film Noir
Running Time: 56 min.

A young woman, Mary Logan (Jean Parker), is accused of murdering a blackmailer who threatens to tell her boss, Mr. Gregory, that she was the daughter of Tom Logan, a racketeer he prosecuted. Although she claims she was framed. Her love interest, a doctor, Dr. Dwight Bradford (Douglass Fowley), who is conducting experiments on reviving the dead, also happens to be the state's executioner, and is assigned to pull the switch when she is strapped into the electric chair. A famous criminologist, Charles Finch (Lionel Atwill), believing her to be innocent, rushes to investigate the case and clear her before her execution date. Once he figures out who really dunit he and Mary's sister (Marcia Mae Jones) race against the warden's wall clock to get the governor to postpone the execution while Mary's boyfriend, the state executioner, procrastinates on throwing the switch.

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