The Accusing Finger

The Accusing Finger (1936)

A proud, pro-capital punishment district attorney with a 90% execution rate, finds himself wrongly convicted of murdering his estranged wife and sentenced to die. The woman he loves and his investigator rival for her affections rally to find the real killer, while he is confronted by the misery of life on death row.

  • Madeleine Ruthven
  • John Bright
  • Robert Tasker
  • James P. Hogan
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  • Release Date: 1936-11-17
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 61

Paul Kelly

Douglas Goodwin

Marsha Hunt

Claire Patterson

Kent Taylor

Jerry Welch

Robert Cummings

Jimmy Ellis

Harry Carey

Sen. Nash

Bernadene Hayes

Muriel Goodwin

Hilda Vaughn

Muriel's Maid

Thomas E. Jackson

Lead Investigator Logan

DeWitt Jennings

Prison Warden

Fred Kohler

Curly-haired Convict

Ralf Harolde

Lean, Angry Convict

Joe Sawyer

Father Reed, chaplain

Paul Fix

"Twitchy" Burke, the killer thief

Jonathan Hale

Special Prosecutor

Sam Flint

District Attorney Benton

John Carroll

Dominic Petrelli, convict

Russell Hicks

Vociferous Pro-Capital Punishment Senator

Frederick Burton

The Governor

Rollo Lloyd

Dr. Simms

William Bailey

Reporter in Senate Chamber

William Hopper


Ward Bond

Recreation Room Guard

Mae Busch

Younger Woman on Bus

Jimmy Conlin

(scene deleted)

Eddie Dunn

Sergeant at Arms

Matty Fain

Condemned Man

Kenneth Harlan

Police Surgeon

Harry Hayden

Clerical Employee

Edward Hearn


Al Hill


Fay Holden

Twitchy's Landlady

George Irving

Judge's Voice

Selmer Jackson

Medical Examiner

Priscilla Lawson

Hat Check Girl

Ralph Lewis


Arthur Loft


Walter Long


Louis Mason


Frank Mayo

Copy Desk Editor

Philo McCullough

Reporter in Senate Chamber

J.P. McGowan

Inner Guard

Robert McKenzie

Dialogue Restaurant Patron

Frank McLure

Restaurant Patron

Torben Meyer


Charles R. Moore

Black Prisoner

James C. Morton

(scene deleted)

Paul Newlan


Dennis O'Keefe


Rolfe Sedan

First Waiter

Larry Steers


Harry Tyler

Man on Bus
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