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|We Who Are About to Die|
|Directed by||Christy Cabanne|
James Anderson (assistant)
|Produced by||Edward Small|
|Written by||John Twist|
|Based on||book by David Lansom|
|Edited by||Arthur Roberts|
|January 8, 1937|
We Who Are About to Die is a 1937 film directed by Christy Cabanne and starring Preston Foster, Ann Dvorak, and John Beal. It was based on a book by David Lansom, who was tried four times for murdering his wife before being set free.
A man is kidnapped by mobsters after quitting his job, then wrongly arrested, tried, and sentenced to death for murders they committed. A suspicious detective thinks he is innocent and works to save his life.
Lansom was hired by producer Edward Small to work on the script.
- Bernard Butcher, "Was it Murder?', Stanford Magazine, January/February 2000 accessed 25 May 2000
- Schallert, Edwin (Apr 11, 1936). "Lamson's Book, "We Who Are About to Die", Will Be Produced as Film: Author Will Adapt; Beal May Be Starred Story of Father Damien's Experiences in Leper Colony Considered; Alex Esway of England to Seek Players Here". Los Angeles Times. p. 7.
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