The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950 Crime, Drama, Film-Noir film)

A young man sits in prison on the night before his execution, while his girlfriend waits for the inevitable in the prison governor’s house. The warden and his wife sympathize with both of them. It is the first use of the electric chair in the state, and there are teething problems with its installation. Meanwhile, a group of reporters discussing the case, realize that the M.O. of the crime bears a similar style to that of a criminal, “Parrot” Farucco, who was supposed to have died three years previously. As the execution takes place off camera, a prison orderly collecting mail in the cafe identifies a customer as Farucco. He confronts him and is shot by the criminal, who is subdued and tied by other customers who happen to be prison officers waiting to begin work. At the same time the reporters rush in, back from the prison to use the Post Office telephones. It turns out that the execution has had to be postponed owing to electrical problems……… Cast Sally Parr as The Girl Philip Shawn as The Boy Walter Reed as The Chaplain Lee Fredericks as Blackie Houseley Stevenson as Pops Howard St. John as The Warden Louise Lorimer as The Warden’s Wife Raymond Bramley as The Deputy Warden Charles Meredith as Reporter, AP King Donovan as Reporter, National News Service Charles Arnt as Reporter, Globe Express Sam Edwards as Reporter, Herald Percy Helton as Reporter, Feature Syndicate

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