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You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939)

 -  Drama | Crime  -  20 May 1939 (USA)
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Youthful tough Johnny Stone has fallen under the influence of petty crook Frank Wilson, who involves him and robbery and murder using his sister's boyfriend's stolen gun.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Frank Wilson
Gale Page ...
Madge Stone
Billy Halop ...
Johnnie Stone
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Attorney Carey
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Pop
Harvey Stephens ...
Fred Burke
Harold Huber ...
Scappa
Joe Sawyer ...
Red
Joe Downing ...
Smitty
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Toad
Joe King ...
Principal Keeper (as Joseph King)
Joseph Crehan ...
Warden
John Ridgely ...
Gas Station Attendant
Herbert Rawlinson ...
District Attorney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nat Carr ...
Convict (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Johnnie learns crime from petty thug Frank Wilson. When Wilson kills a pawnbroker with a gun stolen from Johnnie's sister Madge's fiance Fred Burke, Fred goes to Sing Sing's death house. Wilson uses all the pressure can to keep Johnnie silent, even after he and Johnnie themselves wind up in the big house. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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gun | pawnbroker | sing sing | robbery | murder | See more »

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Drama | Crime

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20 May 1939 (USA)  »

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Explorando o Crime  »

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Trivia

Three actors listed in Studio records as being in this film were not seen in the movie. These were (with their character names): Nat Carr (Convict), Lane Chandler (Guard) and Joe Devlin (Prisoner). See more »

Goofs

Even though Bogart's character asks for 5 gallons of gas (90 cents at 18 cents a gallon), gas station attendant John Ridgely is able to pump it in only 8 seconds, faster than any gas pump on record. See more »

Quotes

Toad: I like this book. Ain't got no pictures in it.
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Referenced in Invisible Stripes (1939) See more »

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Bogie still searching for that image, O.K. road to travel.
17 April 2002 | by (The Bronx) – See all my reviews

Before superstardom Humphrey Bogart took many of these "mugg" parts before exploding on the scene in "High Sierra". In this film Bogart plays a small time hood named Frank Wilson whom is followed by Johnny {aka Leader of the Dead End Kids featured in other early Bogart movies}. Johnny is a teenager heading down the wrong path and gets into big trouble when Frank murders someone at a botched heist job. The real trouble for Johnny is that Frank frames the murder on someone near and dear to Johnny. The two hoods end up in prison after accepting charges on another crime to beat the murder rap. While at Sing Sing prison the guilt starts to get to Johnny and Frank doesn't like it. Will Bogie get away with murder? Not a classic movie by any stretch, but worth checking out, especially Bogart fans.


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