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?
This movie relaunched Wallace Beery
's career. Before the coming of sound, he had been a top supporting player in silent films but had been dropped by his studio when sound came in. With this film being a huge hit, and Beery earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, he was back in favor, and within two years was the world's highest paid actor. See more
The hallway area outside Butch and Kent's cell changes between scenes, possibly due to re-shoots (see trivia). See more
'Machine Gun' Butch Schmidt
[Looking at a picture of Kent's sister
Gee... it reminds me of Sadie. Gee, Sadie was a good skirt. I shouldn't have slipped her that ant poison. I should have just battered her in the jaw a few times.
Alternate-language version of El presidio
Music by Daniel Butterfield
Played offscreen by a bugler See more