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Numbered Men (1930)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  3 August 1930 (USA)
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Mary Dane and falsely imprisoned Bud Leonard love each other, but Lou Rinaldo, who framed Bud to get Mary, and escape-minded King Callahan, set events in motion to prove that love and ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Bernice Claire ...
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26521
Raymond Hackett ...
31857
Ralph Ince ...
33410
Ivan Linow ...
41226
George Cooper ...
27635
Fred Howard ...
50134 (as Frederic Howard)
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Lemuel Barnes
Maurice Black ...
Lou Rinaldo
William Holden ...
Warden Lansing
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Miller
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Mary Dane and falsely imprisoned Bud Leonard love each other, but Lou Rinaldo, who framed Bud to get Mary, and escape-minded King Callahan, set events in motion to prove that love and justice will prevail. Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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What goes on behind the bars when a thousand frenzied men dash for freedom? See it in NUMBERED MEN

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In September 1928, Warner Bros. Pictures purchased a majority interest in First National Pictures and from that point on, all "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture" was often used. See more »

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The onscreen credits list Conrad Nagel's number as 26521, but his shirt reads 10607. See more »

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A Prison Movie For Those Who Love Hogans Heroes
3 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The opening credits, listing the jail characters only by their numbers, and an opening title card, grandly proclaiming how convicts give up the right to a name, promise a grim drama of men imprisoned, and railing against their fate. The director -- Mervyn LeRoy, who would later helm I am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang -- also promises something serious, and perhaps grim. Instead, however, what is delivered is entertaining for all the wrong reasons, as, when the script does not dwell on all the long-standing prison clichés, it fixes on some of the most absurd plotting ever seen in a prison movie.

The story features Conrad Nagel as a good-hearted ex-counterfeiter who takes a callow new inmate under his wing, and who, later, helps out the warden when a really nasty convict escapes by generating a prison riot. Nagel's performance is fine, but gets lost in the plot silliness, typified by a prison "honor system" where the warden shows a lack of concern about security that rivals Col. Klink. Other moments of plot outrageousness (mostly involving the lengths Conrad Nagel will go to sacrifice himself for the somewhat dimwitted juvenile hero) destroy any sort of believability, but add a sort of Ed Wood zaniness to the proceedings, particularly in the movie's final reel. LeRoy is a good enough director that the action in this film does not drag, so, if you like "so bad its good cinema", you will probably like this.


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