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A Covenant With Death (1967) DVD

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A Covenant With Death (1967)

Director:

Lamont Johnson

Writers:

Stephen Becker (novel), Saul Levitt

Stars:

George Maharis, Laura Devon, Katy Jurado

In this courtroom drama, a Mexican American judge must preside over the case of the town ne'er-do-well, who is accused of killing his wife. The film is set during the 1920s in the Southwest. The murderer is convicted and sentenced to hang, but on execution day, he has a fight and kills the hangman. At the same time, another man confesses. While this gets the first man freed for the first killing, he must now stand trial for the hangman's death.