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Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)

Approved | | Drama | October 1960 (USA)
In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's footsteps...to the electric chair.

Director:

Philip Leacock
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Cast

Cast overview:
Burl Ives ... Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan
Shelley Winters ... Nellie Romano
James Darren ... Nick Romano
Jean Seberg ... Barbara Holloway
Ricardo Montalban ... Louie Ramponi
Ella Fitzgerald ... Flora
Rodolfo Acosta ... Max (as Rudolph Acosta)
Philip Ober ... Grant Holloway
Jeanne Cooper ... Fran
Bernie Hamilton ... Goodbye George
Walter Burke ... Wart
Francis De Sales ... Night Court Magistrate
Michael Davis ... Nick Romano - as a Child
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Storyline

In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's footsteps...to the electric chair.

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6 Exciting Stars in an Exciting Story! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reach for Tomorrow See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A poster foR Curse of the Demon appears on a wall near the end of the film. Demon was also a Columbia release. See more »

Goofs

After begging Bobbie and her father to leave his apartment, Nick slams the door shut, making the wall shake. See more »

Quotes

Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan: I was just thinking of the beauty and charm of life here on West Madison.
Wart: Yeah, you'll get used to it Judge, when you've been here as long as we have.
Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan: Some place to bring up a boy. Deadbeats hanging round every corner. Hopheads, begging, borrowing, stealing to buy a few cc's of delirium.
Fran: Come on, Judge, don't do that.
Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan: Nick won't have a chance. By the time he's twelve he'll have the soul of toadstool. Somebody has to tell her. Nellie needs help, if Nick's gonna make it.
Fran: Well, I will, I'll help.
Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan: ...
[...]
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Connections

Follows Knock on Any Door (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Give You Anything but Love
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
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"Big Daddy" Rocks The House
14 January 2006 | by Lorddavud1See all my reviews

This film is one of the favorite memories from my childhood. My memory said that Sal Mineo was in it, so I was a little surprised to see that it was actually James Darren. Not as good an actor as Sal, but a good looking kid, who could sing. Shelley Winters is beautiful in it, but very needy. Ella is a bonus. Burl Ives is bigger than life. And, you get to see Ricardo Montalban as a pre Mr. Roarke, pre Chrysler New Yorker ("Fine Corinthian leather"), bad guy. The climatic finale has stayed with me all these years. I always thought it was an older movie, but I guess it was just the genre and the cinematography. A little hokey, by today's standards, but a classic none the same.


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