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Invisible Stripes (1939)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  30 December 1939 (USA)
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An ex-con who wants to go straight has difficulties trying to reintegrate into society while on parole.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peggy
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Tim Taylor
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Chuck Martin
Flora Robson ...
Mrs. Taylor
Paul Kelly ...
Ed Kruger
Lee Patrick ...
Molly
Henry O'Neill ...
Parole Officer Masters
Frankie Thomas ...
Tommy
Moroni Olsen ...
The Warden
Margot Stevenson ...
Sue
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Lefty
Joe Downing ...
Johnny (as Joseph Downing)
Leo Gorcey ...
Jimmy
William Haade ...
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Storyline

Cliff and Chuck leave prison together. Cliff tries the straight life but falls back into crime with Chuck and his gang. When he makes enough to enable his brother Tim to buy a garage and marry his sweetheart, Cliff quits crime again. But when he tries to help Chuck later on, he's implicated again. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Plot Keywords:

garage | prison | ex con | parole | police | See All (55) »

Taglines:

Three Men and a Girl... Bound by Invisible Ties - Branded by Invisible Stripes

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Release Date:

30 December 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hombres marcados  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At one point in the film, George Raft meets Humphrey Bogart and Lee Patrick leaving a movie theatre; the film that's being shown, prominently advertised, is You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939) starring Bogart. See more »

Goofs

When George Raft Goes into William Holden's room for a fight, he is wearing arm bands with his shirtsleeves pulled down over them. Then they disappear, and return in another shot in the same scene. See more »

Quotes

Cliff Taylor: I hope you get just what you want all tied up in a pink ribbon and handed to you on a platter. So long, honey.
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References You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939) See more »

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All in Favor Say 'Aye'
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Cliff Friend
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12 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Invisible Stripes (1938)

*** (out of 4)

Another Warner gangster film this time a gangster (George Raft) gets paroled and plans on going straight until he overhears his younger brother (William Holden) thinking about entering the racket so that his new wife can have a better life. To prevent that from happening Raft goes back into the racket with the help of #1 guy (Humphrey Bogart). Great performances and chemistry between Raft and Holden with good support from Bogart really pushes this one over the edge. The nice story and backslap at the parole board are interesting and the various shoot outs and bank robberies are filmed perfectly. A couple of The Dead End Kids (including Leo) have a funny cameo.


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