The Last Man to Hang
The Last Man to Hang? is a 1956 crime film directed by Terence Fisher. It stars Tom Conway and Elizabeth Sellars. The film was produced by John Gossage for Act Films Ltd. A jury must decide whether Sir Roderick Strood poisoned his wife Daphne deliberately, or whether her death was accidental. Several references to the debate about the abolition of capital punishment that was going on in British society in the 1950s are made. One protracted jury room scene recalls the play for television Twelve Angry Men, which had been shown on US TV in 1954. The cast includes several actors who would later become household names.
|The Last Man to Hang?|
Original British quad poster
|Directed by||Terence Fisher|
|Produced by||John Gossage|
|Written by||Gerald Bullett|
|Based on||novel The Jury by Gerald Bullett|
|Music by||John Wooldridge|
|Edited by||Peter Taylor|
Association of Cinema Technicians (A.C.T.)
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
- Tom Conway as Sir Roderick Strood
- Elizabeth Sellars as Daphne, Lady Strood
- Eunice Gayson as Elizabeth
- Freda Jackson as Mrs. Tucker
- Hugh Latimer as Mark Perryman
- Ronald Simpson as Dr. Cartwright
- Victor Maddern as Bonaker
- Anthony Newley as Cyril Gaskin
- Margaretta Scott as Mrs. Cranshaw
- Leslie Weston as James Bayfield
- Martin Boddey as Detective Sergeant Horne
- Joan Hickson as Mrs. Prynne
- David Horne as Antony Harcombe, Q.C.
- Walter Hudd as the Judge (Mr. Justice Sarum)
- Raymond Huntley as Attorney General
- Harold Siddons as Cheed's Doctor
- Olive Sloane as Mrs. Bayfield
- John Schlesinger as Doctor Goldfinger
- Gillian Lynne as Gladys, Gaskin's girlfriend
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