The Accusing Finger

  • 1936
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

Cummings, a youthful defendant, is sent to the electric chair by a hardhitting district attorney, Kelly, one who prides himself on a 100% conviction rate. When his wife Hayes, is murdered, Kelly gets a dose of his own medicine and is convicted and sent to the death house while dogged invetigator Taylor attempts to save him. Most of the film is a polemic...read more

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Cummings, a youthful defendant, is sent to the electric chair by a hardhitting district attorney, Kelly, one who prides himself on a 100% conviction rate. When his wife Hayes, is murdered, Kelly gets a dose of his own medicine and is convicted and sent to the death house while dogged

invetigator Taylor attempts to save him. Most of the film is a polemic against capital punishment, an early-day morality effort diffused by too many confusing subplots.

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  • Review: Cummings, a youthful defendant, is sent to the electric chair by a hardhitting district attorney, Kelly, one who prides himself on a 100% conviction rate. When his wife Hayes, is murdered, Kelly gets a dose of his own medicine and is convicted and sent to… (more)

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