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Johnny Cash and a Delightful New Child Star in Door-to-Door Maniac

Ethan Trex

You knew Johnny Cash could sing, but you’re probably less familiar with his dramatic output. Let’s rectify that. Here’s the trailer for Cash’s 1961 feature film debut, the crime thriller Five Minutes to Live. (This trailer is actually for the 1966 re-release under the infinitely more awesome title Door-to-Door Maniac.)

Marvel at how seamlessly Cash’s singing is integrated into the trailer! See which “delightful new child star” played a supporting role in the film! If you spend only 75 seconds today watching trailers for films in which a beloved country star plays a maniacal villain, spend them watching this one.