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Don't Turn 'em Loose (1936)

Approved  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  18 September 1936 (USA)
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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") (as Tom Walsh) , (screen play), 1 more credit »
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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
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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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Release Date:

18 September 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Geborene Verbrecher  »

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(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Detective Daniels: You're better than Houdini ever was.
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Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
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31 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bruce Cabot jumps off the screen as the hardened criminal. You know how they say Marlon Brando and then James Dean revolutionized acting during the 50s? Well, Bruce Cabot does it here in 1936.

All the acting is first-rate - Lewis Stone, James Gleason (always liked him), Louise Latimer and others. Personally I thought Betty Grable's character was sort of silly in this one! But Bruce Cabot was ahead of his time in naturalness, a real person.

The story shows the true difficulties in raising children. As a parent you cannot be responsible for your child's actions as an adult - we are each our own person, for good or bad. All a mother or father can do is guide your kids along the right path while they are under your roof - but then they are on their own.


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