Cell 2455, Death Row

Cell 2455, Death Row

Director: Fred Sears

Cast: Fred Sears, William Campbell, Marian Carr, Kathryn Grant

     
 
Cell 2455 Death Row is based on the autobiography of condemned prisoner and "jailhouse lawyer" Caryl Chessman. William Campbell plays the Chessman counterpart, here renamed Whit. A seriously disturbed misfit, Whit begins a life of crime, culminating in sexual assault as the "Lover's Lane Bandit." Condemned to the gas chamber at San Quentin, Whit spends six

Overview

Cell 2455 Death Row is based on the autobiography of condemned prisoner and "jailhouse lawyer" Caryl Chessman. William Campbell plays the Chessman counterpart, here renamed Whit. A seriously disturbed misfit, Whit begins a life of crime, culminating in sexual assault as the "Lover's Lane Bandit." Condemned to the gas chamber at San Quentin, Whit spends six years fighting his sentence, gradually winning the support and sometimes the respect of various legal experts. The film ends in 1955 (the year of its production), some five years before Caryl Chessman's ultimate execution; accordingly, the film's "open-ended" finale has been removed from many TV prints. A more thorough and incisive study of the Chessman case was offered in the made-for-TV movie Kill Me If You Can, which starred Alan Alda.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2010
UPC:
0043396355460
Original Release:
1955
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures Home
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sales rank:
47,948

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Campbell Whit
Marian Carr Doll
Kathryn Grant Jo-Anne
Harvey Stephens Warden
Vincent Edwards Hamilton
Allen Nourse Serl
Bart Bradley Whit as a Young Boy
Paul Dubov Al
Buck Kartalian Monk
Eleanor Audley Blanche
Thom Carney Hatcheck Charlie
Joe Forte Lawyer
Howard Wright Judge
Glenn Gordon Superior Guard
Jimmy Murphy Sonny
Jerry Mickelsen Tom
Wayne Taylor Skipper Adams
Diane DeLaire Hallie
Tyler MacDuff Nugent

Technical Credits
Fred Sears Director
Mischa Bakaleinikoff Score Composer
Henry Batista Editor
Jack de Witt Screenwriter
Fred Jackman Cinematographer
Fred Jackson Cinematographer
Wallace MacDonald Producer
Robert A. Peterson Art Director

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