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Up the River (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 12 October 1930 (USA)
When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue.

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Two prisoners, Saint Louis and Dannemora Dan, escape during a theatrical production in order to go to the aid of Steve, a former prisoner whose past is about to be exposed by the man who framed Judy unless Steve agrees to help him commit another crime. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Final film role for veteran film actress Edythe Chapman. See more »

Quotes

Dannemora Dan: [reading the results of his intelligence test] What does M-O-R-O-N spell?
New Inmate: Why, why that spells moron!
Dannemora Dan: [cheerfully] I passed! A hundred percent!
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Girl of My Dreams
(1928) (uncredited)
Written by Sunny Clapp
Sung a cappella by an off-screen chorus during lights out
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Great fun
5 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wonderfully entertaining comedy drama about two prisoners (Bogart and Luce) who fall in love and what happens after Bogart is paroled. Spencer Tracy plays a flamboyant convict who comes to their aid when the two lovebirds are threatened by some very bad men. Lighthearted fun, set in a prison only Hollywood could dream up. An early John Ford talkie,this was made when and Bogart and Tracy were at the beginning of their careers. They are a blast to watch, and Luce is charming as a timid young woman who has been imprisoned on the flimsiest of charges. Some great comedic moments. A must-see for fans of two of the greatest actors of the 20th century.


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