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Convict's Code (1939)

 -  Drama  -  18 January 1939 (USA)
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A man is framed and sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. When he is let out on limited parole, he sets out to clear his name and find the real criminals.

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Robert Kent ...
Dave Tyler
Anne Nagel ...
Julie Warren
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Gregory Warren
Victor Kilian ...
C.W. Bennett
Norman Willis ...
Joe Russell
Maude Eburne ...
Mrs. Magruder
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Jeff Palmer
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Sniffy Johnson
Carleton Young ...
Pete Jennings
Howard C. Hickman ...
Prison Warden (as Howard Hickman)
Joan Barclay ...
Elaine
Harry Strang ...
Tony Lynch
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A man is framed and sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. When he is let out on limited parole, he sets out to clear his name and find the real criminals.

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Paroled to Exile  »

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Oh the shame!
21 January 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Convict's Code is a surprisingly engaging little film noir about Dave Tyler, a man on parole who tries to clear his name while trying not to get thrown back in the slammer. While the reasoning why Dave is hired by a man who wants him thrown back into prison is highly ridiculous, as is the totally melodramatic conclusion, the in-betweens are great, with Robert Kent doing a fine job as the tormented parolee, and Anne Nagel equally fine as his (of course!) blonde haired girlfriend, who mustn't know that he's a parolee, because of course, they have to get permission from his parole officer! (Oh, and she's also the heavy's sister). Actually, this film carefully describes parole life back in 1939, and seems to be more of a burden on a person then it is now. Quite interesting and entertaining!


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