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Alcatraz Island (1937)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 6 November 1937 (USA)
A man who has been railroaded into prison is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate and must prove his innocence.

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(as William McGann)

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(original screen play)
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'Gat' Brady
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Flo Allen
Mary Maguire ...
Ann
Gordon Oliver ...
George Drake
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'Harp' Santell
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'Red' Carroll
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Fred MacLane
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'Tough Tony' Burke
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
The Flying Dutchman
Peggy Bates ...
Miss Tolliver
Doris Lloyd ...
Miss Marquand
Charles Trowbridge ...
Warden Jackson
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Sally Carruthers (as Ellen Clancy)
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The Red Head (scenes deleted)
Matty Fain ...
Butch - Gat's Henchman
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A man who has been railroaded into prison is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate and must prove his innocence.

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Drama | Romance

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6 November 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'île du diable  »

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Trivia

This was the first film set in the prison on Alcatraz Island, which had opened in 1934. See more »

Quotes

Tough Tony Burke: Wait till you get in your bunk tonight. The fog settles in over the bay and the siren in the lighthouse begins to moan. It's just the same in here as being in your grave - only you miss the fun of being dead.
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Connections

Referenced in American Experience: The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Swing for Sale
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Saul Chaplin
Played as dance music at Gat's party
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On the Rock(s)
6 November 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Below-par Warner's B movie. True, this is a mostly decent production, with Litel, railroaded into Alcatraz by a judge who doesn't care about plea bargains. He gives one of his solid performances. However, most of the lines spoken by other actors are declaimed rather than spoken and the juvenile leads are truly awful.


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