The Sun Sets at Dawn (1951)




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The Sun Sets at Dawn is a crime melodrama with strong religious overtones. The Boy (Philip Shawn) is about to be executed in the State's brand-new electric chair. On this momentous occasion, dozens of reporters gather around as The Boy tells his sad life story. While this is going on, the person who should be electrocuted is exposed, and it is suggested that a Divine force has brought about this last-minute miracle. Sally Parr co-stars as The Girl, who believes in The Boy's innocence (the characters have no names; this, evidently, is meant to be symbolic). Walter Reed also appears as The Chaplain, who has ever so much to say. The Sun Sets at Dawn represents the return after a lengthy retirement of director Paul H. Sloane, who also wrote and produced.


Philip Shawn
as The Boy
Sally Parr
as The Girl
Howard St. John
as The Warden
Walter Reed
as The Chaplain
Louise Lorimer
as The Warden's Wife
Raymond Bramley
as The Deputy Warden
King Donovan
as National News Service
Charles Arnt
as Globe Express
Percy Helton
as Feature Syndicate
Perry Ivins
as Forty-Six
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As B-films go, this one is above average.

Apr 25, 2003 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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