7.0/10
22
2 user 4 critic

Prison Farm (1938)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 17 June 1938 (USA)
A young woman falls in love with with an armed robber. She gets arrested while visiting him in prison, and winds up in prison herself.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Robert Lomax, tired of working in an office, wants to be an artist. So he moves to Hong Kong to try his hand at painting. Finding a cheap hotel, he checks in, only to find it's used by ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: William Holden, Nancy Kwan, Sylvia Syms
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy's own police detective father as a suspect.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith
Golden Boy (1939)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden
Open Season (1974)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three young men take a young woman and a middleaged man to an isolated cabin, where they are terrorized in different ways.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Peter Fonda, Cornelia Sharpe, John Phillip Law
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During the Chinese Civil War of 1949, the Communists constantly harass the two priests of a remote Catholic mission outpost.

Directors: Leo McCarey, David W. Orton
Stars: William Holden, Clifton Webb, France Nuyen
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Larry Harrison
...
Dr. Roi Conrad
...
Noel Haskins
...
Chiston R. Bradby
...
Cora Waxley
May Boley ...
'Shifty' Sue
...
Matron Brand
...
Matron Ames
...
'Texas' Jack
Edit

Storyline

Disregarding the advice if her friends and against her own better judgment, working girl Jean Forest keeps company with Larry Harrison, a small-time hoodlum, helps him out of jams he gets in and even shares her money with him. When he suggests they elope to Canada, she gives up her job, not knowing that he has just committed a holdup in which a man has been killed. On the way, they are arrested for a minor offense and Harrison, hoping to hide out on the local prison farm, pleads guilty and both are sent there. The local prison farm turns out to be a backward and brutal penal colony, and the only person in the camp that Jean can turn to for help is Roi Conrad, the camp doctor who is crusading for reforms at the farm-camp. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

THE SHOCKING TRUTH BEHIND THE SCENES IN UNDERWORLD'S MOST HATED INSTITUTION! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 June 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Penas de Amor  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

William Holden's first film. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lloyd Nolan Goes To Jail and Takes His Girlfriend With Him
1 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lloyd Nolan is a guy who wants to bring his girlfriend the finer things in life without working too hard. But his scheme begins to unravel when he socks a corrupt cop making the moves on his girl, and gets both himself and his girl Shirley Ross sentenced to six months at the county PRISON FARM. Will Shirley find true love with the kindly prison doctor, or can his relationship with Lloyd survive his criminal instincts?

This is a not bad Warners style movie which packs in a lot of plot in a short running time. Shirley Ross puts in a nice performance as a good girl being slowly embittered by the parade of bad luck the movie flings at her. Nolan's performance is interesting, if a little perplexing. Nolan is playing for sympathy, but his role is decidedly unsympathetic. Other performances are neither good nor bad -- just rather typical. Viisually, the movie is more efficient with brilliant, but there is an impressive laundry room riot in the women's side of the prison farm about half way through the movie.

All in all, a good solid movie. If it had been made in the Bryan Foy unit at Warners, it would have featured Bogart and Ann Sheriden, and be a lot better known through constant showings on Turner Classic Movies


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?