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Escape by Night (1937)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  1 September 1937 (USA)
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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 ...
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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Fools in Paradise  »

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When Nick is initially shot after helping Jo Elliot, he is running away from the rival mobsters and presumably is shot in the back of his shoulder. After they escape, he clutches at a non-existent wound on the front of his shoulder. Later, when he is treated by the gangland doctor, it is the top of the shoulder that is dressed and bandaged. See more »

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Nicholas Allen: I never did like to see a girl manhandled. Turn her loose!
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From the Night to the Light
30 March 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Not wanting to see a dame manhandled, tough Pennsylvania miner William Hall (as Nicholas "Nick" Allen) assists street-walking Steffi Duna (as Josephine "Jo" Elliott) during a disagreement with gangsters. A resulting ruckus leaves Mr. Hall taking both Ms. Duna and a slug to the shoulder. Nursing his wound gets Hall involved with Duna's associates, a crime gang led by Dean Jagger (as James "Capper" Regan). Unluckily, they are "WANTED" for a recent murder. So, Hall is chased along with Mr. Jagger, Ward Bond (as Peter "Spudsy" Baker) and Murray Alper (as Horace "Red" Graham)...

The gang, with Hall providing some cover, takes refuge at what turns out to be an idyllic farm. They hide out there, with kindly blind Charles Waldron (as Pop Adams) and "Bill", his resourceful German Sheppard. The dog catches rabbits for the gang to eat, after thanking God. Hall finds romance with Mr. Waldron's pretty daughter Anne Nagel (as Linda). They enjoy sunbathing together. Living on the farm makes most of the criminal gang good. They reform into nice citizens. They resist a potential lucrative return to former criminal ways. But will the police understand, and forgive past sins?

**** Escape by Night (9/1/37) Hamilton MacFadden ~ William Hall, Anne Nagel, Dean Jagger, Steffi Duna


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