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Don't Turn 'em Loose (1936)

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A conscientious attorney who is a member of the State Parole Board, finds his own son, using an alias, up for parole and makes the decision to cast the approving vote. This turns out to ... See full summary »

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(as Ben Stoloff)

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(suggested by story: "Homecoming"), (screen play), 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lewis Stone ...
John Webster
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Detective Daniels
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Robert Webster - Alias Bat Williams
Louise Latimer ...
Letty Graves
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Mildred Webster
Grace Bradley ...
Grace Forbes
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Helen Webster
Frank M. Thomas ...
Attorney Pierce
Harry Jans ...
Vic - Henchman
John Arledge ...
Walter Clifford
Frank Jenks ...
Pete - Henchman
Maxine Jennings ...
Nellie - Phoney Mrs. Williams
Gordon Jones ...
Joe Graves
Addison Randall ...
Al - Henchman
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A conscientious attorney who is a member of the State Parole Board, finds his own son, using an alias, up for parole and makes the decision to cast the approving vote. This turns out to cause many problems for the family while on vacation, and the father has to make another hard decision. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The sensational and brief romance of a coddled criminal. See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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18 September 1936 (USA)  »

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Don't Turn 'em Loose  »

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(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played at the wedding
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Good Melodrama
15 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robert Webster aka Bat Williams was born into a wealthy upscale family. Robert becomes a hardened criminal and ruthless killer serving time then getting paroled. He sends postcards to his family from prison lying about where he has been. Robert's father is head of the parole board and initially doesn't want to parole him as Robert's name is "Bat Wiliams" in jail. Once the father sees who Bat is, Robert blackmails his father to parole him or else he will ruin the family name.

Beautiful Betty Grable as Robert's sister is a joy to watch. Bruce Cabot is convincing as the cold killer. A crafty James Gleason is the detective who is on to Robert's tactics. Light but fast moving movie.


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