Lady in the Death House

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Lady in the Death House
Lady in the Death House FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Steve Sekely
Produced by Harry D. Edwards (associate producer)
Jack Schwarz (producer)
Screenplay by Harry O. Hoyt
Based on story by Frederick C. Davis
Starring Jean Parker
Lionel Atwill
Music by Jan Gray
Cinematography Gus Peterson
Edited by Robert O. Crandall
Distributed by Producers Releasing Corporation
Release date
  • March 15, 1944 (1944-03-15)
Running time
56 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Lady in the Death House is a 1944 American film directed by Steve Sekely, starring Jean Parker and Lionel Atwill.


Mary Kirk Logan is led from her cell to the electric chair, to be "killed by the hand of the man I love."

A psychologist and criminologist, Charles Finch, tells her story. They first meet in a bar when Mary's dress catches fire. Dr. Bradford, having drinks with Finch, helps extinguish the fire. He takes Mary home and they fall in love.

Bradford is a scientist who hopes to develop a way to revive dead tissue. He works as an executioner for the state. Mary won't marry him unless he quits this profession.

A blackmailer is killed in Mary's apartment and she is arrested and tried. Her teenaged sister Suzy is the key to the case. Finch gets her to identify the real killer, but a race against time begins to find the governor so he can stop the execution. Bradford holds off the warden and guards until Finch can save the day.


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