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Invisible Stripes (1939)

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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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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 ...
Shrank
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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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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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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

According to William Holden, during the fight scene between the brothers, Holden accidentally hit George Raft in the eye with his head and opened a gash. 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: [to Tim] I much rather see you with a hole in your head than serving time in the pen.
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References You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

It Had to Be You
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Played at the cafe after the bank robbery
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Routine
25 August 2002 | by (Deming, New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

A pretty good cast, or at any rate well known, but the story is strictly by the numbers. Raft is released from prison, has difficulty finding and keeping work because of prejudice against ex-inmates, is drawn back into life of crime, and so on. The gunfighter who's attempt to hang up his guns and retire was an exercise in futility. There are one or two shootouts to enliven the story, but even they seem routine. Maudlin score. Just another Warner's gangster movie with nothing outstanding in the script, performances, or direction.


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