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Count the Hours (1953)

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Director Don Siegel keeps the events in Count the Hours moving so quickly that no one has time to ponder the film's huge lapses in logic. MacDonald Carey stars as a defense attorney Doug Madison who races against time to save migrant ranchhand George Braden (John Craven) from execution. While Madison tells himself that his motives are altruistic, there are those who believe that the lawyer has designs on Braden's wife, Ellen (Teresa Wright). Sacrificing everything in the pursuit of justice, Madison finally finds the crucial evidence that will free his client--if he can deliver the goods, and the actual murderer, before the switch is thrown in the death house. Produced by Benedict Bogeaus, whose wife Dolores Moran plays a supporting role, Count the Hours was somewhat pointlessly retitled Every Hour Counts when released in England.

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Macdonald Carey
as Doug Madison
Teresa Wright
as Ellen Braden
Dolores Moran
as Paula Mitchener
Adele Mara
as Gracie Sager, Max Verne's Girlfriend
Edgar Barrier
as Dist. Atty. Jim Gillespie
John Craven
as George Braden
Jack Elam
as Max Verne
Ralph Sanford
as Alvin Taylor
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