After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward,... See full summary »
A group of French soldiers during WWII are captured by Nazis troops and sent to a military prison. There they will have to make use of his best resources to keep alive... and sane, while at the same time scheming a way out.
After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward, but an old prisonmate gets in the way. Written by
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[Sturm retells the story of the murder he committed]
...as I said, he was so big, it seems unfair I should have gotten so little money out of him.
Don't you ever get tired of talking about the guy you croaked?
Don't it ever bother you?
No. All that bothers me was a certain carelessness I had shown. I went to his funeral. It wasn't sentiment, you understand, it was curiosity. I was curious to see what they could do about that hole in his head.
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Designed to showcase McLaghlen in another dumb-brute-Irishman role similar to the one he played in "The Informer," this little crime story is as clever and snappy as "The Informer" is pretentious, and McLaghlen's very good in it. Even better is Peter Lorre as a devilish little jailbird who tries to get the better of the big guy.
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