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Lady in the Death House

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Director  Steve Sekely
Producer  Jack Schwarz
Country  United States
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Language  English
Lady in the Death House movie poster
Release date  March 15, 1944 (1944-03-15)
Based on  story by Frederick C. Davis
Writer  Frederick C. Davis (original story: "Meet the Executioner"), Harry O. Hoyt (screenplay)
Cast  Jean Parker (Mary Kirk Logan), Lionel Atwill (Charles Finch), Douglas Fowley (Dr. Dwight 'Brad' Bradford), Marcia Mae Jones (Suzy Kirk Logan), Robert Middlemass (State's Attorney), Cy Kendall (Detective)
Genres  Film noir, Drama, Prison film, Crime Fiction, Romance Film
Similar movies  The Final Alliance, Mysterious Intruder, Impact, Rhino, Tokolosh, The Green Mile
Tagline  Even now I can hear preparations for my execution

Lady in the death house 1944 film noir drama

Lady in the Death House is a 1944 American film directed by Steve Sekely, starring Jean Parker and Lionel Atwill.


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Lady in the death house 1944 crime thriller


Mary Kirk Logan is led from her cell to the electric chair, to be "killed by the hand of the man I love."

A psychologist and criminologist, Charles Finch, tells her story. They first meet in a bar when Mary's dress catches fire. Dr. Bradford, having drinks with Finch, helps extinguish the fire. He takes Mary home and they fall in love.

Bradford is a scientist who hopes to develop a way to revive dead tissue. He works as an executioner for the state. Mary won't marry him unless he quits this profession.

A blackmailer is killed in Mary's apartment and she is arrested and tried. Her teenaged sister Suzy is the key to the case. Finch gets her to identify the real killer, but a race against time begins to find the governor so he can stop the execution. Bradford holds off the warden and guards until Finch can save the day.


  • Jean Parker as Mary Kirk Logan
  • Lionel Atwill as Charles Finch
  • Douglas Fowley as Dr. Dwight 'Brad' Bradford
  • Marcia Mae Jones as Suzy Kirk Logan
  • Robert Middlemass as State's Attorney
  • Cy Kendall as Detective
  • John Maxwell as Robert Snell
  • George Irving as Gregory
  • Forrest Taylor as Warden
  • Sam Flint as Governor Harrison
  • Dick Curtis as Willis Millen
  • References

    Lady in the Death House Wikipedia
    Lady in the Death House IMDb Lady in the Death House

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