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Over the Wall (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 2 April 1938 (USA)
Jerry Davis is a street tough and troublemaker who winds up in Sing Sing framed for murder. There he discovers he has a great singing voice, and with the help of prison chaplain Father ... See full summary »

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Jerry Davis is a street tough and troublemaker who winds up in Sing Sing framed for murder. There he discovers he has a great singing voice, and with the help of prison chaplain Father Connor, Jerry begins to rehabilitate himself. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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murder | chaplain | prison | trial | singer | See All (33) »

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A LITTLE BIG SHOT!...WHO TRIED TO BATTLE HIS WAY THRU' LIFE BY FIGHTING HIS WAY INTO PRISON! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Jack Mower (Clerk), Bruce Mitchell (Detective) and Hal Craig (Detective). See more »

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Have You Met My Lulu?
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Partially sung a cappella by Dick Foran
Reprised by Dick Foran in prison with Blue Washington on guitar
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King of the Warner B's in routine prison story...
11 September 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

DICK FORAN was an amiable Warner player during the '30s and '40s who spent most of his time as a singing cowboy or playing the romantic lead in a number of trifles as the studio's dependable B-budget star.

His real life experience as a band vocalist is used to good effect as a prisoner who gains some respect with a pleasant singing voice, despite an adversarial relationship with chaplain JOHN LITEL (another stock Warner player). Foran does a nice singing and acting job in this otherwise rather ordinary story about a man who has to prove his innocence after being wrongly convicted of murder, thanks to the underhanded work of DICK PURCELL. As the love interest, JUNE TRAVIS has little to do, nor does VEDA ANN BORG as Purcell's scorned girlfriend.

It's not hard to take and moves briskly at one hour and 12 minutes.


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