They Won't Forget (1937) was a Mystery - Drama Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Mervyn LeRoy and Jack L. Warner.
They Won't Forget(1937).By Dawn Sample on Aug 5, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks
They Won't Forget (1937). Directed by Mervyn LeRoy (who was uncredited). Based on a novel by Ward Greene called Death in The Deep South, which was a fictionalized account of a real life case: the trial and lynching of Leo Frank after the murder of Mary Phagan in 1913. The film was also the film debu... Read full article
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Based on the murder trial of Leo Frank, the film does not mention that Frank was Jewish, a fact that generated more prejudice than his Northern background. The real life victim, Mary Phagan, was a youthful 13, a far cry from Lana Turner's post-pubescent sweater girl of 16.
The story is based on the murder trial of Leo M. Frank in 1915, despite the usual disclaimer at the start of the movie. Author Ward Greene covered that trial in Atlanta, Georgia, as a reporter.
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