I Was Framed (1942)

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A newspaperman out to get the goods on a crooked politician winds up in jail, framed for a killing he didn't commit. He and another prisoner attempt an escape, but although the newspaperman... See full summary »


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11 July 2020 | SnoopyStyle
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Investigative reporter Ken Marshall is on the trail of crooked politician Gaines who is running for governor. After a series of articles, he is kidnapped and forced into a staged drunk driving incident which kills 3 people. He is sent to prison but quickly manages to escape.

This is a redo of "Each Dawn I Die" starring James Cagney. The first part is almost exactly the same which includes reusing the same car crash footage. The rest is completely different. None of it is an improvement. First, Cagney can't be replaced. Second, I'm not sure about the rewrite. I don't think I've ever encountered a redo. Maybe Rob Zombie redoing Halloween. I just can't believe the story. It turns an interesting prison drama into a dull non-dramatic life. I don't know the point of it all. The first part is a copy and the most notable about the rest is an overacting little girl.

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