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Numbered Men (1930)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama | 3 August 1930 (USA)
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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(adapted from the stage play by: "Jail Break"), (screen version & dialogue) (as Al Cohn) | 1 more credit »
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26521
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33410
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27635
Fred Howard ...
50134 (as Frederic Howard)
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Lemuel Barnes
Maurice Black ...
Lou Rinaldo
William Holden ...
Warden Lansing
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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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Crime | Drama

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TV-PG
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3 August 1930 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Apparatus)

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1.33 : 1
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In a separately filmed trailer, Vitaphone production reel #3986, Conrad Nagel and Bernice Claire speak to the audience about the picture. 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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Prisoners of Love
31 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If only prison was like this. The "numbered men" seem mostly to sit around in the lounge of privilege, play games, smoke and josh each other like they are just fellas at the fire house waiting for an alarm. The object is to get on the road gang where they will be on "the honor system". Those words are always spoken with quotes, by the way, by any of the actors. A special treat after work is to pile into the old truck like it's a hayride and visit a farm for home-made doughnuts. Very early talkie and shows the seams of that transition. Bernice Claire has a corn-fed niceness with a touch of vinegar that is appealing.The rest of the cast does not fare well. From a play and not much removed from a stage. Mervyn LeRoy directed. This is where so many prison picture clichés come from, it fun to ring the bell on them, although I don't remember another big house drama with doughnuts.


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