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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Did You Know?
Writer Frances Marion
toured prison facilities and interviewed prisoners and prison personnel to research her screenplay. See more
When Anne comes to visit Kent at the prison, and he walks up and says 'Hi sis,' the shadow of the microphone falls across her. See more
And remember, this prison does not give a man a yellow streak, but if he has one, it brings it out.
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Ring the Bells of Heaven
Music by George Frederick Root
Words by William O. Cushing
Sung by the Prisoners in Chapel See more