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I Was a Convict (1939)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  6 March 1939 (USA)
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Millionaire John B. Harrison is finishing a two-year sentence in prison for income-tax evasion. Two convicts, "Rocks" Henry and Matty are planning an escape and going to kidnap Harrison. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
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Judy Harrison
Clarence Kolb ...
John B. Harrison
Janet Beecher ...
Mrs. Martha Harrison
Horace McMahon ...
Missouri Smith
Ben Welden ...
Rocks Henry
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Jackson
Clara Blandick ...
Aunt Sarah Scarlett
Russell Hicks ...
District Attorney
John Harmon ...
Matty
Chester Clute ...
Evans
Crauford Kent ...
Dr. Garson
Edwin Stanley ...
Dr. Craile
Harry Holman ...
Martin Harrison
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Millionaire John B. Harrison is finishing a two-year sentence in prison for income-tax evasion. Two convicts, "Rocks" Henry and Matty are planning an escape and going to kidnap Harrison. But Harrison's cell-mate, "Ace" King and his pay "Missouri" quell the attempted escape, and are granted paroles. Harrison decides to reward "Ace" with a high-paying job in the Harrison Food Productions Company. His family, with the exception of his daughter Judy, object strongly to the hiring of "Ace, but he does so anyway. When the newspapers start blaring such headlines as "Millionaire Harrison Puts Prison Pals on Payroll," his business begins to lose many accounts. But "Ace," who only took the job with larceny in mind, and "Missouri" employ some gangland methods to get the accounts back. After a month on the job, "Ace" is held in high esteem by both Harrison and Judy. He decides he can go straight and do alright, but "Rocks" and Matty have made good on another escape attempt, and have intentions of... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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I paid for one mistake with two years behind the bars. But there was no place for me in the world of law-abiding...and I was forced to turn to the underworld in my fight for respectability. (originalposter) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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6 March 1939 (USA)  »

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I Was in Prison  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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