The Walking Dead

Synopsis: A gang of racketeers frames down-on-his-luck John Elman for murder. After a trial finds him guilty, evidence is brought forth proving his innocence, but it is too late and he is executed anyway. A doctor sees an opportunity to use an experimental procedure to restore him to life but is that entirely possible? Desirable?
Genre: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Michael Curtiz
Production: Warner Bros.
66 min


Order in the court.

This court will recess for 15 minutes.

That Martin's as good as acquitted.

That judge wants to watch his step

of the Loder crowd.

They're bad babies to play with.

Hey, lady, I bet you 5-to-2

that Judge Shaw lets Martin go.

- Scram.

- Oh, wait a minute.

Aw, skip it.

I'll bet you 10-to-1

that Judge Shaw lets Martin go free.

- Make it 100-to-1 and I'll take it.

- Oh, professional guy, huh?

Boy, this is a fine thing.

Here's a guy who walks into City Treasury,

grabs himself 350,000 bucks...

...and there isn't a judge in town

to give him the rap he deserves.

- What are you nervous about, Martin?

- I'm not nervous.

What's that on your forehead, dew?

If it were any other judge,

I wouldn't be worrying.

- I'm not worrying.

- Well, you're not on trial.

Stop looking guilty.

No judge will send you up,

not even Shaw.

Yes, you can set up an acquittal headline,

and if it isn't used, I'll pay for it.

Rewrite it, sweetheart. This is a feature.

I'll give you the lead as soon as

Judge Shaw comes out of conference.

Roger, you can't go through with this.

There was another telephone call

a half hour ago.

A man said if you convict Martin,

that they'II...

Roger, I'm afraid.

I've been threatened time and again.

It's the oldest trick in the world.

But don't you see,

I've got to do my duty.

Isn't your duty to your children and to me

just as important as your duty to the state?

Roger, I'm afraid.

I wish I was as sure as you are.

What's he calling recess for?

- Oh, stop being a fool.

- What's the matter with you?

He's got the jitters.

You'd think he was on trial.

- Yeah, he's the sensitive type.

- Well, I'm not at all sure.

- Well, you will be.

- Say, I'll bet you...

- I didn't know it was you, boss. I'm sorry.

- Well, what's your bet?

Bet you 10-to-1 Judge Shaw gives Martin

the keys to the city.

If you need money that bad,

I'll take you for 50.

- Fifty?

- Yes, 50-to-500. You made a bet, kid.



Order in the court.

This honorable court is now in session.

Dinner at my house at 8.

We'll celebrate.

The defendant stand up.

Stephen Martin,

this court finds you guilty.

Guilty of the charge of diverting

public funds from the City Treasury...

...and the misappropriation of said funds

as mentioned in the indictment.

It's the judgment of this court...

...that you be imprisoned in the penitentiary

for a period of 10 years.

And furthermore, this court recommends

that no application for parole be considered.

I can only add

that it's the public's misfortune...

...that the law under which you were

convicted doesn't carry a heavier penalty.

The court's adjourned.

This court's adjourned.

And I thought I bet on a sure thing.



Heh, a straight shot and I missed it.

You always miss the straight ones, Nolan.

Your play, Loder.

This isn't the sort of celebration

I had planned for poor Martin.

Don't waste too much sympathy

on Martin.

The only thing that's good about him,

he can keep his mouth shut.

Sentenced to 10 years

in the State Penitentiary.

- It's a long time.

- What are you jumpy about?

Look here, we've gotta do something.

Even if he keeps quiet,

we're still mixed up.

Judge Shaw and his DA are on the warpath.

He'll get us all.

Relax, Merritt, relax.

The DA and his office doesn't worry us.

I'll agree that Judge Shaw

is a serious menace to our organization...

...but Mr. Loder and I

have, uh, decided to give him attention.

I don't get you.

Why do you think we're playing pool

with young Trigger?

Yeah, come on, Trigger, take a shot.

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Ewart Adamson

Ewart Adamson (23 October 1882 – 28 November 1945) was a Scottish screenwriter. He wrote for 122 films between 1922 and 1944. He was born in Dundee, Scotland, and died in Hollywood, California. more…

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