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Prison Shadows (1936)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  18 July 1936 (USA)
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A boxer is framed for murder after an opponent dies in the ring.

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Cast overview:
Edward J. Nugent ...
Gene Harris (as Eddie Nugent)
Lucille Lund ...
Claire Thomas
Joan Barclay ...
Mary Comstock
Forrest Taylor ...
George Miller
Syd Saylor ...
Dave Moran
Monte Blue ...
Bert McNamee
John Elliott ...
The Police Captain
John Cowell ...
Graham - Murphy's Manager (as Jack Cowell)
Willard Kent ...
Veterinarian
Walter O'Keefe ...
John Halligan - Referee
Corky ...
Babe - Gene's Dog (as Corky)
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A boxer is framed for murder after an opponent dies in the ring.

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Gene Harris: Isn't it funny Claire? How you can plan your whole existence and suddenly something unforseen occurs and kicks the props right out from under you.
Claire Thomas: Yeah, life is like that. Have a donut.
Gene Harris: Thanks.
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An Incredibly Dumb Movie
3 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From those tiresome overhead boxing shots, used to great excess, to dogs being poisoned with secret Chinese medicine, to convicted felons having the run of the prison, creating a lasting friendship with the warden, and so on. This empty headed boxing movie goes nowhere and stretches the disbelief of the most gullible viewer. The lead doesn't look like a boxer. He is also pretty skinny and not very buff. The whole business of people being killed in the ring would bring about investigations that would make the head swim. Two bouts, two deaths. Gee, do you suppose something is going on? Then there's the relationships with the two women. The bad girl, of course, gets all the attention. Do you suppose that the nice, settled down girl will somehow win out in the end. The lobster scene from Annie Hall is sort of reprised with the dunking of donuts. Don't ask. It's about as sappy as it can be and not all that entertaining.


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