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20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 24 December 1932 (USA)
Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.

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Tom Connors is sentenced to Sing Sing believing his influential friends will soon have him out on parole. A trouble maker, he gets ninety days in solitary and no parole. His girlfriend Fay is injured and Warden Long lets Tom visit her on his honor to return. During a fight with mobster Joe Finn Fay shoots Finn, Tom jumps out the window and is blamed for the death. He gives himself up but is sentenced to the electric chair. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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MEN without WOMEN...MEN without HOPE! smash their lives to pieces against their STEEL CHAINS! See more »

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Twenty Thousand Years in Sing Sing  »

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Warner contractee Lionel Atwill narrated the film's trailer. See more »

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Tommy Connors: You go out and grab yourself a square guy, you see. See, a guy that works for a living that can give you a home and kids and happiness. All that kind of stuff.
Fay Wilson: I don't want anybody but you. Any.
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Banking on the Weather
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Played when Morris meets with Finn in the speakeasy
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A good prison-drama
30 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

A good entry in the early prison-drama cycle.Spencer Tracy is good as the cocky inmate.Arthur Byron has an unusual part as the sympathetic warden of Sing Sing.There aren't too many of them in movies.The action sequences in the movie are expertly handled by Curtiz.Bette Davis does a good job in a small part.Louis Calhern is suitably slimy.The ending is typically of the times in which it were made.


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