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I Killed That Man (1941)

Passed | | Mystery | 28 November 1941 (USA)
A condemned murderer on the eve of his execution decides to tell the authorities who hired him to commit the murder. However, he's killed by a poison dart in front of a roomful of officials... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writers:

Henry Bancroft (screen play by), Leonard Fields (original story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Ricardo Cortez ... Roger Phillips
Joan Woodbury ... Geri Reynolds
Pat Gleason Pat Gleason ... Bates
George Pembroke George Pembroke ... Lowell King
Iris Adrian ... Verne Drake
Herbert Rawlinson ... Prison Warden
Ralf Harolde ... Nick Ross
Jack Mulhall ... Collins
Vince Barnett ... Drunk
Gavin Gordon ... J. Reed
John Hamilton ... District Attorney
Harry Holman ... Lanning
George P. Breakston ... Tommy
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A condemned murderer on the eve of his execution decides to tell the authorities who hired him to commit the murder. However, he's killed by a poison dart in front of a roomful of officials and reporters before he can divulge the name. An assistant district attorney and a pretty newspaper reporter team up to discover the "mystery man" behind the murders. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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MURDER in the DEATH HOUSE! - Surprise Hit of the Year! The sensation-packed story of a murder committed right before the eyes of a roomful of crime experts and reporters!

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Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 November 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Yo soy el asesino See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecast Monday 7 August 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). Post-WWII television viewers got their first look at it in New York City Friday 4 June 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Cleveland Thursday 21 October 1948 on WEWS (Channel 5), in Chicago Thursday 6 January 1949 on WBKB (Channel 4), and in Los Angeles Tuesday 8 February 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Unremarkable 40's mystery
11 September 2010 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

I Killed That Man is a fairly typical Poverty Row mystery film. It tells the tale of a man on his way to execution on Death Row who is suddenly killed by a poison dart by an unknown assailant while in a crowded room. The remaining film details the investigation into who is responsible.

To be honest there's nothing new here. It delivers what anyone familiar with Poverty Row productions will have come to expect, i.e. not too many thrills, not too many sets and not too many surprises. The film does pick up pace towards the end but it takes it's time getting there unfortunately. I've seen another obscure film from director Phil Rosen – Man With Two Lives – and that one was quite a bit more entertaining in my opinion. Having said that I have seen a lot worse than I Killed That Man, it's not exactly a bad watch for a rainy weekend morning.


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