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.

Director:

Writer:

(original screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Big Bluff (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When a scheming fortune hunter finds his rich wife is not going to die as expected, he and his lover make other plans to get her millions.

Director: W. Lee Wilder
Stars: John Bromfield, Martha Vickers, Robert Hutton
The Hoodlum (1951)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Paroled sociopath career criminal Vincent Lubeck betrays his family's trust when he masterminds a complex armored car robbery.

Director: Max Nosseck
Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two narcotics agents go after a gang of murderous drug dealers who use ships docking at the New York harbor to smuggle in their contraband.

Director: Laslo Benedek
Stars: Scott Brady, Richard Rober, K.T. Stevens
The Big Combo (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Cornel Wilde
Mystery | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

John Deakin is being transported, as a prisoner, on a train with supplies and medicine to Fort Humboldt, Nevada.

Director: Tom Gries
Stars: Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna
Film-Noir | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus
Stars: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell
Action | Crime | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Expensive diamonds are stolen but before the thief can fence them he is strangled by ex-con Cueball, who then takes the gems and continues murdering people he believes are trying to swindle... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Lyle Latell
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Hoodlum Jack Martin is on the lam and robs a small town bank which brings the local cops and local crime boss into the mix.

Director: Walter Matthau
Stars: Walter Matthau, Carol Grace, Bruce MacFarlane
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An ex-soldier and his new girlfriend comb France for a valuable relic...which others are willing to kill for.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Glenn Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Cedric Hardwicke
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A naive young girl, looking to escape from a bad family situation, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a cad, and leads her down the road to ruin.

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Robert Lowery, Doris Merrick, Eddie Quillan
Blind Alley (1939)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Gangster Hal Wilson takes psychiatrist Dr. Shelby hostage. While captive, the doctor analyzes Wilson as though he were a patient.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Chester Morris, Ralph Bellamy, Ann Dvorak
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Dave Tyler
...
Julie Warren
...
Gregory Warren
Victor Kilian ...
C.W. Bennett
...
Joe Russell
...
Mrs. Magruder
...
Jeff Palmer
...
Sniffy Johnson
...
Pete Jennings
...
Prison Warden (as Howard Hickman)
...
Elaine
...
Tony Lynch
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 January 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paroled to Exile  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Mirrophonic)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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!


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?