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Writers:
Norman Reilly Raine (screen play) and
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Release Date:
19 August 1939 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Full of clichés, but still quite wonderful See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Cagney ... Frank Ross

George Raft ... 'Hood' Stacey

Jane Bryan ... Joyce
George Bancroft ... John Armstrong
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ... Fargo Red (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
Stanley Ridges ... Meuller
Alan Baxter ... Carlisle

Victor Jory ... Grayce

John Wray ... Pete Kassock
Edward Pawley ... Dale
Willard Robertson ... Lang
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Ross
Paul Hurst ... Garsky
Louis Jean Heydt ... Lassiter
Joe Downing ... Limpy Julien
Thurston Hall ... Hanley
William B. Davidson ... Bill Mason (as William Davidson)
Clay Clement ... Stacey's Attorney
Charles Trowbridge ... Judge
Harry Cording ... Temple
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Abner Biberman ... Shake Edwards (uncredited)
Martin Cichy ... Convict (uncredited)
John Conte ... Narrator (uncredited)
John Dilson ... Parole Board Member (uncredited)
Sam Finn ... Convict (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Policeman (uncredited)
Arthur Gardner ... Man in Car (uncredited)
Jack A. Goodrich ... Accident Witness (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... Guard in Cell (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Mack Gray ... Joe - a Gangster (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Court Officer (uncredited)
John Harron ... Jerry - a Reporter (uncredited)
Eddie Hart ... Guard (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Johnny - a Gangster (uncredited)
Max Hoffman Jr. ... Gate Guard (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Accident Witness (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Mac - a Guard (uncredited)
Art Howard ... Parole Board Member (uncredited)
John Irwin ... Convict (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Editor Patterson (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Convict (uncredited)
Wilfred Lucas ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Walter Miller ... Turnkey (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ... Trial Warden (uncredited)
Wedgwood Nowell ... Parole Board Member (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Guard in Movie Room (uncredited)
Henry Otho ... Guard in Warden's Office (uncredited)
Paul Panzer ... Convict (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Bud - a Gangster (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Hoodlum Who Helps Frame Ross (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Guard (uncredited)
Dick Rich ... Guard (uncredited)
John Ridgely ... Reporter (uncredited)
Hector Sarno ... Convict (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ... Accident Witness (uncredited)
Napoleon Simpson ... Mose - a Black Convict (uncredited)
Garland Smith ... Man in Car (uncredited)
Jack C. Smith ... Guard (uncredited)
James P. Spencer ... Bald Convict (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Convict (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ... Convict (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Convict (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Convict (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Prosecutor (uncredited)
Leo White ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Convict (uncredited)
Maris Wrixon ... Girl in Car (uncredited)

Directed by
William Keighley 
 
Writing credits
Norman Reilly Raine (screen play) and
Warren Duff (screen play)

Jerome Odlum (from the novel by)

Charles Perry  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
David Lewis .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Edeson (photography by)
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Richards (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Max Parker 
 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup (gowns by)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jack L. Warner .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Heath .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Everett Alton Brown .... sound by (as E.A. Brown)
 
Stunts
Mike Lally .... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry .... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Riebe .... stunt double: George Raft (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
William Buckley .... technical advisor
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.) (A First National Picture)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 22, 1943 with George Raft reprising his film role.See more »
Quotes:
Frank Ross:An army couldn't get you out of that courthouse. A lot of guys have tried it and they've all been buried.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wings Over the NavySee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Full of clichés, but still quite wonderful, 9 January 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is a great prison film--with lots of unusual twists, a great story and stellar actors. While many of the usual 1930s prison film clichés are definitely present, the overall package is so enjoyable that many will forgive its excesses. I must point out, though, that many modern audiences might laugh a bit at the dialog, but fans of Warner films of the age have come to expect and love these type films.

The movie begins with crusading reporter, Jimmy Cagney, being set up for a crime to stop him from investigating crooked public officials. On this trumped up charge, he is given a hefty prison sentence and is sent to a tough prison. On the way, he meets habitual criminal, George Raft, and they strike up a very bizarre friendship.

At first, Cagney is sure his conviction will be overturned and he's practically a model prisoner. However, after years in jail and no breaks in sight, he agrees to help Raft with a breakout and Cagney's life behind bars gets significantly worse.

Where it all goes from there you'll just need to see for yourself. However, considering that two exceptional tough guy actors head the cast (Cagney and Raft), you know this will be an exciting film--which it certainly is. Now being a Warner product, you know that the prison lingo and action will be a bit hard to believe and you know that, given a chance, Cagney will chew the scenery (he definitely does overact a bit here and there). But considering how entertaining it all is, I can certainly forgive all this. A great film for fans of old time films.

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