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Cell 2455, Death Row (1955)

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77 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Whit, condemned and awaiting execution, reviews the events of his life that has brought him to Cell 2455 on San Quentin's Death Row, a story he had told in a autobiography that became a sensational best-seller. As a boy, the young Whit ...See moreWhit, condemned and awaiting execution, reviews the events of his life that has brought him to Cell 2455 on San Quentin's Death Row, a story he had told in a autobiography that became a sensational best-seller. As a boy, the young Whit stole groceries to help feed his impoverished family, later moving on into major crime to impress a young gang moll, Jo-Anne, and turns into a cold-blooded thug when he is repudiated by the girl he loves, Doll. And by his own lawyer when he is arrested and tried as the infamous Lover's Lane Bandit. In cell 2455, he studies law to the point where he wins stay after stay, twice within minutes of his scheduled execution. Written by Les Adams See less
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Jack DeWitt (screenplay) | Caryl Chessman (based upon the book by)
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Updated Apr 19, 1955

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Apr 19, 1955 (United States)

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85 cast members
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William Campbell
Whit Whittier Whit Whittier   See fewer
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R. Wright Campbell
Whit as a Boy (as Robert Campbell) Whit as a Boy (as Robert Campbell)   See fewer
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Kathryn Grant
Jo-Anne Jo-Anne   See fewer
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Harvey Stephens
Prison Warden Prison Warden   See fewer
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Vince Edwards
Hamilton Hamilton   See fewer
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Allen Nourse
Serl Whittier Serl Whittier   See fewer
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Diane DeLaire
Hallie Whittier Hallie Whittier   See fewer
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Bart Braverman
Whit, as a Young Boy (as Bart Bradley) Whit, as a Young Boy (as Bart Bradley)   See fewer
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Tyler MacDuff
Nugent Nugent   See fewer
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Eleanor Audley
Blanche Blanche   See fewer
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Thom Carney
Hatcheck Charlie Hatcheck Charlie   See fewer
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Joseph Forte
Lawyer (as Joe Forte) Lawyer (as Joe Forte)   See fewer
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Joel Allen
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adelle August
Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Bain
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Baxley
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Berkeley
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Willie Bloom
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Bradley
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Breen
Charley (uncredited) Charley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Brinegar
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Carruthers
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maureen Cassidy
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Cisar
Captain (uncredited) Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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George DeNormand
Motorcycle Officer (uncredited) Motorcycle Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Dexter
Plainclothesman (uncredited) Plainclothesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Dime
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ford
Assistant District Attorney (uncredited) Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Senior Guard (uncredited) Senior Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Granger
John J. 'Johnny' Albert (uncredited) John J. 'Johnny' Albert (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Hall
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Halloran
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jonathan Haze
Wells, Gang Member (uncredited) Wells, Gang Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ivor James
Youth (uncredited) Youth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Keats
Slick Mug (uncredited) Slick Mug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Court Clerk (uncredited) Court Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Guy Kingsford
Plainclothesman (uncredited) Plainclothesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Knight
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob LaWandt
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Lawless
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forrest Lewis
Parole Officer (uncredited) Parole Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
Prisoner in Car with Whit (uncredited) Prisoner in Car with Whit (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Marshall
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Speer Martin
Youth (uncredited) Youth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kerwin Mathews
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy McCoy
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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James McLaughlin
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Mickelsen
Tom (uncredited) Tom (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Casino Patron (uncredited) Casino Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hans Moebus
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Morgan
Knucklehead (uncredited) Knucklehead (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Morton
Witness (uncredited) Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Murphy
Sonny (uncredited) Sonny (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forbes Murray
Whit's Co-Counsel (uncredited) Whit's Co-Counsel (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Neff
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elyse Novey
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Penney
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Pollock
Mug (uncredited) Mug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Raven
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cosmo Sardo
Observer at Accident Scene (uncredited) Observer at Accident Scene (uncredited)   See fewer
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Morgan Shaan
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Sharpe
Bud (uncredited) Bud (uncredited)   See fewer
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K.L. Smith
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Spencer
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Stapp
Madeline (uncredited) Madeline (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
Court Reporter (uncredited) Court Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Stevenson
Policeman at Whit's Home (uncredited) Policeman at Whit's Home (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wayne Taylor
Skipper Adams (uncredited) Skipper Adams (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Turkel
Curly (uncredited) Curly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Vincent
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David Wanger
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Weber
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Westerfield
Red (uncredited) Red (uncredited)   See fewer
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Will J. White
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Whitney
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Chalky Williams
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert B. Williams
Guard with Law Books (uncredited) Guard with Law Books (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Woodson
Opening Narrator (voice) (uncredited) Opening Narrator (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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District Attorney (uncredited) District Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 234 votes