Five Minutes to Live (1961)

Five Minutes to Live


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Johnny Cabot (Johnny Cash) is a vicious killer who holds the wife of a bank president hostage in this exploitation crime thriller. The victim's husband is having an affair and could care less if his wife is killed. Fred (Vic Tayback) is Johnny's accomplice -- along with Fred's boy Bobby (Ronnie Howard). Cash sings two songs in this film that was reissued in 1966. Watch for the guitar great Merle Travis in the role of Max.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
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Written By: Cay Forrester, Palmer Thompson, Robert L. Joseph
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On DVD: Apr 24, 2007



as Johnny Cabot

as Ken Wilson

as Ellen Harcourt

as Fred Dorella

as Nancy Wilson

as Doris Johnson

as Priscilla

as Mr. Johnson

as Secretary

as Girl Bowling

as Bank Teller

as Policeman
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It was incredible fun seeing a crazed Cash threatening to kill his hostage suburban housewife.

Full Review… | September 12, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Crummy B-Movie, notable only for Johnny Cash's unusual screen acting debut.

Full Review… | July 20, 2007
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