Five Minutes To Live

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Five Minutes To Live (1961, USA) is a Crime film directed by Bill Karn.


Main Details

  • Released in 1961 (Re-released 1965)
  • B & W
  • Running Time: 80 Min.
  • Production Co: Flower Films
  • Directed by Bill Karn
  • Written by Cay Forrester, Palmer Thompson, Robert L. Joseph
  • Starring Johnny Cash, Donald Woods, Cay Forrester, Vic Tayback, Ron Howard, Merle Travis
  • Produced by James Ellsworth
  • Original Title Track by Johnny Cash (performed with Merle Travis)
  • Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie
  • Film Editing by Donald Nosseck

Plot Summary

  • A gang of bank robbers terrorize a small town by knocking on doors and then killing whoever answers.

Also Known As

  • Door-to-Door Maniac (USA reissue title)
  • Last Blood (USA video title)
  • Noch fünf Minuten zu leben (West Germany)


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