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It's Never Too Late to Mend (1937)

| Drama | March 1937 (UK)
An evil prison administrator cruelly abuses the inmates at his prison, until one day the tables are turned.

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(as David Macdonald)

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(dialogue), (script) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tod Slaughter ...
Jack Livesey ...
Marjorie Taylor ...
Ian Colin ...
Laurence Hanray ...
Lawyer Crawley (as Lawrence Hanray)
D.J. Williams ...
Roy Russell ...
Rev. Mr. Eden
John Singer ...
Matthew Josephs (as Johnny Singer)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cecil Bevan ...
Prison Inspector
Douglas Stewart ...
Prison Inspector
Mavis Villiers ...
Betty
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An evil prison administrator cruelly abuses the inmates at his prison, until one day the tables are turned.

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Never Too Late  »

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(Visatone Marconi)

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Symphony No. 1
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Music by Franz Schubert
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How Despicable Can You Get!
23 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watching Tod Slaughter in all kinds of venues, I've come to the conclusion that he is about as bad as a person can get. He expresses this great delight with misfortune of others. He uses people for financial gain, yet at the beginnings of most of his movies, he is portrayed as being loved and respected by all. In this one, he plays a squire who is after a young woman (sound familiar) thirty years his junior. He plants traps for her true love. He also oversees a prison, being a justice of the peace. The prisoners, whom he calls his "chilldren," are abused and starved. He gleams with those big teeth over the misfortunes of these people. One boy, in particular, stole a loaf of bread to feed his dying mother (of course), and he is tortured and force to do work beyond his simple strength. Others are kept in a black hole. How despicable can you get? Of course, his comeuppance is on its way. Eventually those he has used will get there's. This guy is so great. Even though he played the same character over and over.


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