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The Hoodlum Priest (1961)

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The film tells the story of the real life Jesuit priest Reverend C.D. Clark (Don Murray). Clark is responsible for implementing rehabilitation of convicts and improving prison conditions. He consoles a man marked for execution and tries to talk to the doomed man in a language he will understand. As the prisoner enters the gas chamber, Clark gives an inspired speech against the death penalty.

Cast

Don Murray
as Father Charles Dismas Clark
Keir Dullea
as Billy Lee Jackson
Larry Gates
as Louis Rosen
Cindi Wood
as Ellen Henley
Logan Ramsey
as George Hale
Don Joslyn
as Pio Gentile
Sam Capuano
as Mario Mazziotti
Vincent O'Brien
as Assistant District Attorney
Vince O'Brien
as District Attorney
Al Mack
as Judge Garrity
Alan Mack
as Judge Garrity
Lou Martini
as Angelo Mazziotti
Joseph Cusanelli
as Hector Sterne
Roger Ray
as Detective Shattuck
William Wardord
as District Attorney's Aide
Jack Eigen
as A Prisoner
Walter L. Wiedmer
as Father David Michaels
Joe Hamilton
as Prison Chaplain
Louise Martini
as Angelo Mazziotti
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