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Before I Hang (1940) was a Crime - Horror Film directed by Nick Grinde and produced by Wallace MacDonald.

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Dr. John Garth: Well, you want to go on living, don't you?
Victor Sondini: Why, I've had a very full life, I... After all, man's span of life is only supposed to be threescore and ten.
Dr. John Garth: Who made that rule? George, your old age is a disease, and I can cure it!


Dr. John Garth: And when my body is brought back from the autopsy room, apply the tests that i've outlined to you.
Dr. Ralph Howard: But...
Dr. John Garth: ...and you must forget that we've worked together, that we are friends. You must go on! Learn what you can from the study of my heart, my brain, and my blood!


Dr. John Garth: Someday, somehow, medical science will find a way to end the needless, ghastly suffering caused by the ravages of age!


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Film Daily Year Book (1941) and American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1931-1940 list the running time as 71 minutes; however, the original review in Variety, 2 October 1940, which followed the film's premiere in Lincoln, Nebraska on 26 September 1940, records it as 62 minutes, which corresponds to the time of the print from Sony shown on Turner Classic Movies in October 2008.
Part of the SON OF SHOCK package of 21 titles released to television in 1958, which followed the original SHOCK THEATER release of 52 features one year earlier. This was also one of the 12 Columbia titles, the other 61 all being Universals.
This film was shot in the house later used in the 1945 title The Picture of Dorian Gray staring Hurd Hatfield.
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