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Director:
Writers:
Peter Milne (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
7 August 1937 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Out Of The "Pen" . . . Into The Jaws Of Death ! . . . See more »
Plot:
An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
A Flat Film That Mostly Disappoints See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pat O'Brien ... Capt. Stephen Jameson

Humphrey Bogart ... Joe 'Red' Kennedy

Ann Sheridan ... May

Barton MacLane ... Lt. Druggin
Joe Sawyer ... 'Sailor Boy' Hansen (as Joseph Sawyer)
Veda Ann Borg ... Helen
Archie Robbins ... Mickey Callahan (as James Robbins)
Joe King ... Warden Taylor (as Joseph King)
Gordon Oliver ... Captain
Garry Owen ... Dopey

Marc Lawrence ... Venetti
Emmett Vogan ... Lieutenant
William Pawley ... Convict
Al Hill ... Convict
Max Wagner ... Prison Runner
George Lloyd ... Convict
Ernie Adams ... Fink
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Byrd ... Cop on Phone (scenes deleted)
Lane Chandler ... Guard (scenes deleted)
Jim Farley ... Sheriff (scenes deleted)
Kenneth Harlan ... Foreman (scenes deleted)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Guard on Road Gang (scenes deleted)
Cliff Saum ... Guard (scenes deleted)
Jimmy Aye ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
George Beranger ... Lorenz Review Headwaiter (uncredited)
Glen Cavender ... Hastings (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ... Guard (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Reporter (uncredited)
Noble 'Kid' Chissel ... Convict (uncredited)
Davison Clark ... Guard in Visiting Room (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Lorenz Review Waiter (uncredited)
Hal Craig ... Guard (uncredited)
Alexander Cross ... Guard (uncredited)
Joe Cunningham ... Doctor (uncredited)
Gennaro Curci ... Nightclub Proprietor (uncredited)
Sidney D'Albrook ... Convict (uncredited)
John Webb Dillon ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Head Cell Block Guard (uncredited)
Lalo Encinas ... Convict (uncredited)
Frank Fanning ... Cop (uncredited)

Frank Faylen ... Convict Envying Hoffman (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Cop Clearing May (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Guard Announcing Jailbreak (uncredited)
Jerry Fletcher ... Hoffman (uncredited)
Ray Flynn ... Cop (uncredited)
Allen Fox ... Convict (uncredited)
Charles K. French ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Young Gardner (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... 'Captain' Road Gang Guard (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Clerk (uncredited)
Eddie Gribbon ... Singing Convict 51310 (uncredited)
Gordon Hart ... 2nd Prison Board Member (uncredited)
Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Guard Holding Kennedy (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Pop (uncredited)
Max Hoffman Jr. ... Wall Guard Dropping Rifle (uncredited)
Harry Hollingsworth ... 1st Guard (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Truck Driver Picking Up Red (uncredited)
John Ince ... Old Convict (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... 2nd Detective (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Convict (uncredited)
Leonard Lord ... Dorgan (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Office Guard (uncredited)
Herman Marks ... Dorgan (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Young Convict (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ... Cop at Nightclub (uncredited)
Frank Meredith ... Yard Guard (uncredited)
Bruce Mitchell ... Guard (uncredited)
Dennis Moore ... Simpson (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Man in Car (uncredited)
Hal Neiman ... Convict 38216 (uncredited)
John Northpole ... Convict (uncredited)
Wedgwood Nowell ... 1st Prison Board Member (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Bunkhouse Road Gang Guard (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ... Young Convict (uncredited)
Ted Oliver ... Hank (uncredited)
Frank Orth ... Convict in Bunkhouse (uncredited)
Ted Osborne ... Police Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Casey (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Guard in Jameson's Office (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... Convict (uncredited)
Claude Payton ... Cop (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Deputy Guard (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Hank (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Convict in Prison Yard (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... 1st Detective (uncredited)
Lee Prather ... Cop (uncredited)
John J. Richardson ... Convict Knowing How to Make Bed (uncredited)
Sally Sage ... (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Machine Shop Guard (uncredited)
Harry Stafford ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Michael Stark ... Cop at Nightclub (uncredited)
Doc Stone ... Convict (uncredited)
Leo Sulky ... Convict (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Guard (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ... Convict (uncredited)
Jim Thorpe ... Convict (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Convict (uncredited)
Dick Wessel ... Trusty (uncredited)
Claire White ... Woman in Car (uncredited)

Robert J. Wilke ... Young Convict in Yard (uncredited)
Douglas Williams ... Convict (uncredited)
William A. Williams ... Bill Conklin (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Marching Convict (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Convict in Fight (uncredited)
Douglas Wood ... Prison Board Chairman (uncredited)
Ernest Wood ... Fink's Attorney (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lloyd Bacon 
 
Writing credits
Peter Milne (screenplay) and
Humphrey Cobb (screenplay)

Robert Tasker (story) and
John Bright (story)

Charles Belden  contributor to treatment (uncredited)
Laird Doyle  contributor to dialogue (uncredited)
Seton I. Miller  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)
Tom Reed  contributor to treatment (uncredited)

Produced by
Samuel Bischoff .... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Charles Maxwell (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox (photography) (as Sid Hickox)
 
Film Editing by
William Holmes 
 
Art Direction by
Esdras Hartley 
 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Maybery .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
James Gibbons .... special effects (uncredited)
Hans F. Koenekamp .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Allen Pomeroy .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Gaudio .... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
Hans F. Koenekamp .... additional photographer (uncredited)
S.C. Manatt .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dudie Maschmeyer .... grip (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Ray Heindorf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Joseph Nussbaum .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Raksin .... composer: title music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
70 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Finland:(Banned) (1937-1949) | USA:Approved (PCA #2752)

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Trivia:
Humphrey Bogart plays Ann Sheridan's kid brother in this film, even though in real life he was actually older than her by eleven years.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: During a tracking shot in the machine shop, the shadow of the camera can be seen against the side of one of the machines as it movesSee more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Biography: Humphrey Bogart" (2003)See more »
Soundtrack:
How Could You?See more »

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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A Flat Film That Mostly Disappoints, 15 January 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

This is one of those odd situations where the actors were some big names and decent in their performances, and the story wasn't bad....yet there wasn't much appeal to it, either. Only the action scene in the last 10-15 minutes provided any spark to this film which was too flat, for the most part.

The story was about a new guy in charge of the San Quentin prison yard who was going to be humane and make things work. Pat O'Brien plays that guy, "Capt. Steve Jameson." The previous man in charge is a nasty, corrupt bird named "Lt. Druggin," who Barton MacLane plays effectively well.

In the meantime we have the featured crook, "Red Kennedy," played by Humphrey Bogart, who almost always played villains in his 1930 films, and we have his sister "May" played by Ann Sheridan. O'Brien has the hots for her and promises to be fair to her brother. "Red," however, is too paranoid and stupid to appreciate what's done for him and that's when we get to the interesting finale to the film.

Overall, not bad but not worth watching a second time. At 70 minutes, at least it didn't overstay its welcome.

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