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?
Writer Frances Marion
toured prison facilities and interviewed prisoners and prison personnel to research her screenplay. 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
Referenced in Fade to Black
Music by Daniel Butterfield
Played offscreen by a bugler See more