Release dateNovember 1955 (U.S. release) CastJohn Agar (Joe Cardos), Cleo Moore (Dora), Frank Dekova (Priest), Dallas Boyd (Warden), Steffi Sidney (Clara), Mel Welles (First Guard) Similar moviesRelated Hugo Haas movies
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Hold Back Tomorrow (1955) is an American feature film released by Universal-International.
A death row inmate has one final request before his impending hanging: he wants to spend the night with a woman. The police bring him a suicidal prostitute. After a night of lovemaking, the two are married by the prison chaplain. Just before going to the gallows, he describes a dream he had where the rope breaks during the hanging, the death bell rings, and he is freed. As he prays for his miracle the death bell tolls and the film fades to black.
Cleo Moore as Dora
John Agar as Joe Cardos
Frank DeKova as Priest
This was the second film to costar Moore and Agar, who had appeared together in 1954's Bait, which was also directed by Hugo Haas. Agar was a Universal contract player at the time of this film; Moore was on loan from Columbia Pictures.