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Dir. Mervyn LeRoy (1932).
Hardboiled perfection: Mervyn LeRoy of all people is responsible for this supremely terse account of a construction-worker (Edward G. Robinson in high frothing mode) who is driven to murder by a no-good dame. The title refers to the amount of time he has on the hot seat, remembering the crime of passion that’s ending his miserable life.

Fri., July 15, 1:30, 4:25 & 7:20 p.m.; Sat., July 16, 1:30, 4:25 & 7:20 p.m., 2011

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 6, 2011

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