Illegal (1955) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]

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Title: Illegal [IMDb]

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Release date: October 02, 1955
Studio: Warner Brothers
Runtime: 88 minutes
IMDB genres: crime, drama, film-noir, thriller
BYU holdings: https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/lee.6787170

Synopsis [hide]

After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.

Plot keywords (from IMDb): alcoholic drink, angst, art collection, bar, based on play, beer, being followed, being followed in a car, blonde, blonde woman, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, broken bottle, bus, bus station, champagne, cigar smoking, coffee, court trial, courtroom, courtroom drama, courtroom stunt, crime lord, criminal, cross examination, cup, death, death penalty, defense attorney, dirty dishes, district attorney, drunkenness, eavesdropping, electric chair, embezzlement, fall from grace, false accusation, fingerprint, fingerprinting, following someone, following someone in a car, guilt, gun, gunman, habeas corpus, impressionist, innocent man, jail, judge, killer, killing in self defense, love triangle, man attacks a woman, murder by gunshot, murder mystery, newspaper, newspaper headline, newspaper reporter, one word title, opening action scene, painting as art, phone booth, piano, piano playing, pistol, poison, punched in the face, racketeer, redemption, reference to cupid, reference to napoleon, reporter, restitution, roll of coins, scotch, secretary, self defense, shooting, shot to death, shot with a gun, singer, singing, song, state prison, stealing, stealing money, stomach pumped, telephone, telephone call, theft, undressing someone, violence, wife murders husband, wife shoots husband, woman shot, wrongful conviction, wrongful execution, murder

Film Statistics

Film duration: 1:27:51
Music duration: 00:37:15
Pages in score: 120
Total themes: 27
Themes with variants: 6
Total variants: 41
Total gestures: 8
Total underscoring sections: 14
Total underscoring duration: 00:05:27
Total instances: 98


Name Uses Variants
Scott 16 14
Ellen 14 12
Frank Garland 9 6
Police Car 8 7
Menace 3 0
Restaurant 3 1
I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues 2 0
Ralph 2 1
Answering Phone 1 0
Double Stinger 1 0
Drinking 1 0
Ellen 2 1 0
Ellen B 1 0
Embezzler 1 0
Fingerprints 1 0
Funeral 1 0
In a Hurry 1 0
Justice 1 0
Morning 1 0
Operator 1 0
Stinger 1 0
The Bus 1 0
The Detective 1 0
The Verdict 1 0
Too Marvelous For Words 1 0
Typewriter 1 0
Victim 1 0

Source Music

Name Uses


Car spins around
Ellen Falls
Ellen raises gun
Grabs newspaper
Punches man
Vic collapses
Vic gets shot