Convicted, though innocent, of the murder of his partner, Howard Phillips is sentenced to die in the electric chair. Within hours of Phillips' arrival on death row, another prisoner, George E. Stone, is taken for that last walk while Phillips remembers how he was arguing with his partner
when some robbers came in and killed him. As life in the death house settles into its horrible routine of waiting, Phillips gets to know the other prisoners and the sadistic guards. Killer Mears, played by Preston S. Foster, is a hardened criminal who seems resigned to his fate, until the taunting
of Albert J. Smith--the cruelest of the turnkeys--finally pushes him over the edge. W...