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.[2] The film was produced by John Gossage for Act Films Ltd.[3] A jury must decide whether Sir Roderick Strood poisoned his wife Daphne deliberately, or whether her death was accidental.[4] 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?
Directed byTerence Fisher
Produced byJohn Gossage
Written byGerald Bullett
Ivor Montagu
Max Trell
Maurice Elvey
Based onnovel The Jury by Gerald Bullett[1]
StarringTom Conway
Music byJohn Wooldridge
CinematographyDesmond Dickinson
Edited byPeter Taylor
Production
company
Association of Cinema Technicians (A.C.T.)
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • August 1956 (1956-08) (UK)
Running time
75 min.
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Cast

References

  1. Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter via Google Books.
  2. "The Last Man to Hang? (1956)".
  3. Action! Fifty Years in the Life of a Union. Published: 1983 (UK). Publisher: ACTT. ISBN 0 9508993 0 5. ACT Films Limited - Ralph Bond p81 (producer listed as John Gossage)
  4. "The Last Man to Hang (1956) - Terence Fisher - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie".
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