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
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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?
MGM Production Chief Irving Thalberg sent screenwriter Frances Marion to San Quentin State Prison in northern California to be observe real prison conditions and adapt them as closely as possible to her script. The warden at the prison reminded Marion of the actor Lewis Stone, who was cast to play the prison warden in the film. See more
The hallway area outside Butch and Kent's cell changes between scenes, possibly due to re-shoots (see trivia). See more
And remember, this prison does not give a man a yellow streak, but if he has one, it brings it out.
Referenced in Chicago
Music by Daniel Butterfield
Played offscreen by a bugler See more