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Parole! (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 14 June 1936 (USA)


(as Louis Friedlander)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Hunter ...
Russ Whalen
Ann Preston ...
Frances Crawford
Richard Mallard
Percy 'Okay' Smith
John Borchard
Marty Crawford
Rex Gavin
Bobby Freeman
Joyce Daniels
Wallis Clark ...
Prison Warden
John Miltern ...
Governor Slade
Charles Richman ...
John 'Jack' Driscoll
Dummy Watts
Earl Bigbee
Phillip Trent ...
Gregory (as Cliff Jones)


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DILLIINGER! KARPIS! MAHAN! CROWLEY! LEGS DIAMOND! All were parole-only to prey again on defenseless men, women and children! (original poster) See more »


Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

14 June 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I yposhesis tou gangster  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Crusading B with no visual flair
31 May 2016 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Henry Hunter is paroled from prison and tries to make his way on the straight and narrow. However, the entire parole system is so corrupt, that he risks his life to try to fix it in this well-meaning but ineptly produced B picture.

The dedicated film fan will want to see this movie for a wealth of character actors, including Alan Hale, Grant Mitchell, Burton Churchill, Alan Dinehart and incredibly young versions of Anthony Quinn -- he's the con who gets shanked at the movie's start -- and Noah Beery Jr. The failings of the movie outweigh that pleasure, with the entire movie shot in a series of small sets and the story told by newspaper headlines, with intermittent pauses as Mr. Hunter pauses to explain that parole is a fine idea, but that the system as it exists is utterly corrupt. More a polemic than a movie, you won't want to see this more than once.

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