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They All Come Out (1939)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 4 August 1939 (USA)
A "Crime Doesn't Pay" morality drama about a young man sentenced to a prison term and attempts by the system to rehabilitate jailed criminals.



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Cast overview:
Joe Z. Cameron
Clyde Madigan - 'Reno'
Edward Gargan ...
George Jacklin - 'Bugs'
Albert Crane - 'Groper'
Warden - Atlanta
Superintendent - Chillicothe
'Sloppy Joe'
Dr. Ellen Hollis


A "Crime Doesn't Pay" morality drama about a young man sentenced to a prison term and attempts by the system to rehabilitate jailed criminals.

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Crime | Drama






Release Date:

4 August 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Almas que regresan  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Surprisingly moving "B" movie
30 August 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

What starts out as a typical criminals-on-the-lam movie turns into a didactic moral lesson to prove to its probably youthful viewers that crime does not pay. What is surprising is that in spite of the clichés, the talented acting of the principles make the film much more poignant than it could have been. Tom Neal (most memorable in the classic "Detour") plays with youthful sincerity. His conversion makes it hard to believe that later he was involved in a violent and criminal life himself and actually did time for murder. Rita Johnson is completely winning, as opposed to her obnoxious character as Ray Milland's girlfriend in "The Major and the Minor". She brings her own sincerity to her stereotyped character and makes it more believable. The emotional impact of the film is also the result of the script's mixed dramatic and documentary approach showing the characters from inside and out, and Jacques Tourneur's perfect pacing.

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