After a manslaughter conviction from drunk driving, nice but foolish Kent is sent to a prison over-crowded and unable to properly deal with it's inmates. There he meets veteran criminals like Morgan and his hardened pal Butch. And the system punishes them all, turning them against each other and bringing out the worst. Written by
Ken Yousten <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Timely! Tremendous! Thrilling! Drama of Love and a Jail-Break!
14 June 1930 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.20 : 1
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Passing through the MGM canteen one afternoon, Frances Marion
spotted Wallace Beery
ferociously attacking a plate of spaghetti. This convinced her that he would be ideal for the part of Butch. See more
The position of Wallace Beery'd head in relation to the wall in the letter sequence with Morris. See more
If you're ever around here again, drop in.
Oh, you don't mean that.
Why, of course I do.
Gee, you're a peach of a girl.
Alternate-language version of El presidio
Music by Daniel Butterfield
Played offscreen by a bugler See more