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Ex-Army officer Jameson takes a job a prison guard at San Quentin. Joe, the brother of his new girlfriend May, is sentenced to the prison for robbery. When Jameson tries to separate lawbreakers from hardened criminals, badguy Hansen tries to stir up trouble by telling Joe about Jameson's interest in his sister. Written by
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Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan and Pat O'Brien star in this 1937 film detailing prison life.
A man and army official with a heart, O'Brien is sent to this prison to help reform it from a vicious guard played in his usual sinister way by Barton MacLane.
O'Brien falls for lounge singer Sheridan. Coincidentally, her brother is sent to the jail for armed robbery. Tough guy Bogart is reformed by O'Brien until a misunderstanding leads Bogie to believe that he is being treated well since O'Brien is stuck on his sister.
Jealous and angry of O'Brien being brought in over him, MacLane "arranges" a breakout of Bogart and another inmate with tragic results for all resulting.
This picture details when a criminal tries to go straight but other things just get in the way.
Marc Lawrence, who died recently in his 90s, is also excellent as one of the inmates.
The film also shows emotionally disturbed people being in the same prison as hardened criminals.
Note Veda Ann Borg in a small but captivating role.
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