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When the Clock Strikes (1961)

A condemned criminal's acquaintances gather at a remote lodge on the eve of his execution to search for hidden money.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writer:

Dallas Gaultois
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Brown ... Sam Morgan
Merry Anders ... Ellie
Henry Corden ... Cady
Roy Barcroft ... Sheriff Mitchell
Peggy Stewart ... Mrs. Pierce
Francis De Sales ... Warden
Jorge Moreno Jorge Moreno ... Martinez
Max Mellinger Max Mellinger ... Postman
Eden Hartford Eden Hartford ... Waitress
Jack Kenney ... Cafe Proprietor
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A condemned criminal's acquaintances gather at a remote lodge on the eve of his execution to search for hidden money.

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When the Clock Strikes - The Alarm Screams "Murder"!! See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Wonderful Little 'B' movie noir (if there is such a thing)
27 February 2003 | by TroubleboySee all my reviews

This is an excellent little B-movie that takes place over the course of a few days at a place called Cady's Lodge.

The story revolves around several characters gathering at said lodge to mark time until the execution of a certain bad seed by the name of Frankie Pierce, who is receiving his just desserts one Friday evening down the road at the local penitentiary. The characters are all there for their own reasons and everything plays out to its logical conclusion.

The acting is bad; the dialogue even worse - "you tryin' to give me the creeps!?" and "rain or shine, one glass of beer."

But, for some bizarre reason the movie holds you with its genuineness at being nothing more or nothing less than 70 minutes of good old B-movie mystery.


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