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They Won't Forget (1937) was a Mystery - Drama Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Mervyn LeRoy and Jack L. Warner.

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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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Confederate Veteran: [to his fellow Confederate veterans] On your feet now. Go on and look sharp. The whole town's watching. This is the one day out of the year that belongs to us.

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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.
Fritz Lang was initially offered to direct but passed on it, not wanting to be typecast as "an expert on lynching". (Lang had previously directed Fury, which also involved a lynch mob.)
Lana Turner got the role in February 1937, when she was in Hollywood for only one month. She was discovered while lunching, and was offered a screen test for a role.
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