Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading to the older man's death due to a weak heart. Joe and Mabel go on the run as he thinks no-one would believe a nobody like him. Written by
Ian Harries <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
The original ending of the film called for Joe and Mabel to be shot to death, but the commercial failure of You Only Live Once
, which had a tragic ending, compelled the Warner Bros. studio heads to demand a happy ending. When writer Robert Rossen
refused to write the new ending, Seton I. Miller
was brought in to write it. See more
Remade as I Was Framed
"Dust Be My Destiny"
Music by Max Steiner
and M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played on the radio in the hotel room See more