Five Minutes to Live (1961)

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“Five Minutes to Live” is a crime drama film from 1961 that follows a ruthless bank robber named Johnny Cabot (played by Johnny Cash) who, along with his accomplice, Fred Dorella (played by Vic Tayback), kidnaps the wife of a bank manager to force him to rob his own bank.

As the story unfolds, the bank manager, Ken Wilson (played by Donald Woods), struggles to come up with a plan to save his wife and thwart Cabot’s plan. Meanwhile, Cabot’s hold over Dorella begins to weaken as Dorella grows more and more uneasy about the situation and Cabot’s violent tendencies.

As the clock ticks down, tensions rise, and the characters are forced to confront the consequences of their actions. The film builds to a tense and violent climax as the characters’ paths intersect in a dramatic showdown. Ultimately, the fate of the characters is left uncertain, leaving the audience to draw their conclusions about what happens next.

Bill Karn

Cay Forester, Palmer Thompson, Robert L. Joseph

Johnny Cash, Donald Woods, Cay Forester

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