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Escape by Night (1937)

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Runyonesque crooks on the lam hide out on blind man's pastoral farm and decide to go straight.

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Cast overview:
William Hall ...
Nicholas 'Nick' Allen
Anne Nagel ...
Linda Adams
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James 'Capper' Regan
Steffi Duna ...
Josephine 'Jo' Elliott
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Peter 'Spudsy' Baker
Murray Alper ...
Horace 'Red' Graham
Charles Waldron ...
Pop Adams
George Meeker ...
Fred Peters
Wallis Clark ...
District Attorney Baldwin
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Sheriff Charlie Thornton
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Mike Grayson (as Anthony Ward)
Bill ...
Bill - the Dog
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A group of criminals on the run hide out in an abandoned farmhouse. They find themselves being "looked after" by a friendly dog, and soon afterwards they meet up with a blind man and his young daughter, and they begin to rethink the direction their life has been taking them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A blast of drama when a city mob hides out in the country!


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1 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Fools in Paradise  »

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| (RCA Victor High Fidelity System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Toward the end Jagger's Capper character got attacked by 'Bill' the dog and Nick. During the short scuffle, Jagger's hat got jarred a bit and knocked off. The first jarring showed something under the fedora. He fell back and hit the dirt, then the hat came off revealing a full head wig flopped forward hair side downward showing the bald pate. should have been cut. very obvious. No comic mention either prior or after about the rug. See more »

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Nicholas Allen: I never did like to see a girl manhandled. Turn her loose!
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Sentimental but enjoyable gangster programmer
25 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This little show barely qualifies as even a "B" picture, but I found it quite enjoyable, and parts of it certainly rose above the mundane. It was fun to see William Hall in a rare leading role, as well as pretty Anne Nagel who looked like one of the Young sisters. Charles Waldron (Gen. Sternwood in The Big Sleep) has a role as a blind man who "sees" more than many of the sighted characters, and his cultured voice is always a pleasure to hear. Added to that you have good if predictable character roles for Ward Bond, Murray Alper and the seldom-seen Stefi Duna, with a fine turn by Dean Jagger (pre-bald days) as a really mean gangster. Since it's only a hair longer than one hour, give it a try...if you're not expecting a classic, you might very well enjoy yourself.


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