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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cliff Taylor
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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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Plot Keywords:

garage | prison | ex con | parole | police | See more »

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

It's a last film by "First National" productions were actually made under Warner Bros. control, even though the two companies continued to retain separate identities until the mid-1930's, pre-1960 after which time "A Warner Bros.-First National Picture". See more »

Goofs

When Tim is wheeling his motorcycle into the back of the garage after taking Chuck to meet his girlfriend, shadows of the police waiting inside are visible on the garage door, ruining the surprise that they are laying in wait for him. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Martin: [to Cliff] This is one time we'll fool Old Peter. We won't be back,
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Connections

References You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

All in Favor Say 'Aye'
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Cliff Friend
Played at the party
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One of Bogart's Last Gangster Roles.
21 July 1999 | by (Napa, California) – See all my reviews

Bogart, Raft, Holden, that's a pretty darn good cast, but none the less this movie really disapointed me. George Raft wasn't entertaining at all, in a role that was made for him. William Holden was Ho-Hum as Raft's disturbed son.

Bogart alone saved this movie from the cellar with his brutally tough yet down to earth role as Raft's only root to the Gangster world that he tries to abandon.

The ending is truly tragic but again running home the fact that crime doesn't pay.


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