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      Let Us Live

      1939 1 hr. 6 min. Crime Drama List
      Reviews 33% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score When a confused eyewitness identifies New York City cabbie Brick Tennant (Henry Fonda) as a killer, he is sentenced to death for a murder that he wasn't involved in. Though no one is willing to listen to the innocent prisoner's pleas for freedom, Brick's faithful fiancée, Mary (Maureen O'Sullivan), knows that her lover is innocent -- because she was with him when the crime was committed. As the scheduled execution draws ever nearer, Mary begins to investigate the murder herself. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 02 Buy Now

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      Steve D Ok but you have seen it all before. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/20/23 Full Review Audience Member How Many Wrongfully Convicted People are there Throughout American History? We can all marvel and be ashamed at what is happening today in certain cases across the country where the police maim and/or kill innocent people and never face a penalty for doing so. The police have become a scary brood of miscreants in the 21st century. Were they even worse in the 20th? We all hoped "modern" technologies, like DNA analysis, would stop the police from arresting innocent people. But it still goes on today. How many people right now, who are totally innocent, are locked in prisons? A majority? Maybe not, but it seems like this could be true because of police ineptitude and the inability of these forces to admit when they are wrong. This is scandalous. It would have been better had Columbia totally ignored the protestations of Massachusetts and instead portrayed the entire story accurately. Maybe we wouldn't be in such a national quandary today if the institutions set up to protect us admitted their mistakes and planned to do things differently in the future. Police departments are still not at this point, believing that whatever they do is right and should not be questioned. Books should be written about all the cases on unjust convictions and people set up by the police -- who lose their entire lives because the police department will not reassess or take responsibility for work that is wrong. Because Columbia hid the truth from the public, this B-movie gets only two stars. They could have made this something big and positive, but caved in to political pressure. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member very dark but still very watchable Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's one of those familiar race against time thrillers to save an innocent man from the electric chair. Rated: B- Oct 21, 2014 Full Review Sean Axmaker Parallax View What Brahm brings to the film is a terror born of official indifference... and he turns the race to stop the execution into a battle with bureaucracy. Mar 24, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When a confused eyewitness identifies New York City cabbie Brick Tennant (Henry Fonda) as a killer, he is sentenced to death for a murder that he wasn't involved in. Though no one is willing to listen to the innocent prisoner's pleas for freedom, Brick's faithful fiancée, Mary (Maureen O'Sullivan), knows that her lover is innocent -- because she was with him when the crime was committed. As the scheduled execution draws ever nearer, Mary begins to investigate the murder herself.
      Director
      John Brahm
      Screenwriter
      Anthony Veiller, Allen Rivkin
      Production Co
      Columbia
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 15, 2010
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