You can't escape what you've done
John Ellman was recently released from prison and he is struggling to find a worthwhile job. After a failed attempt to land a job, John meets a stranger who he thinks is a friend. John's new friend kills a government official and frames him for it. John is sent to death row and is executed. John "returns" from the dead and begins killing those responsible for his death.
"You can't kill me for something I didn't do."
Michael Curtiz, director of The Proud Rebel, We're no Angels (1955), The Breaking Point, Romance on the High Seas, Casablanca, Yankee Doodle Dandee, The Sea Wolf, and Dodge City, delivers the Walking Dead. The character development and portrayal was stunning. The script was smart and the settings were well selected. Boris Karloff was brilliant in the lead role and delivered a magnificent performance.
"You take away a life and offer me a favor in return? That's what I call a bargain."
I am a huge Boris Karloff fan and I love Halloween when his films are plentiful on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and AMC. This is not my favorite Karloff picture; however, it was smarter than I anticipated and Karloff was stunning in the lead role. If you're a Karloff fan, I strongly recommend seeing this picture. Oh, and this film was released in 1936 not 2009. ;)
"They are pushing the electric chair right under him."