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Millionaires in Prison (1940)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 12 July 1940 (USA)
A crop of millionaire inmates struggle to get accustomed to prison life, while inmate Nick Burton watches out for everyone's interests on the inside.

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Nick Burton
Linda Hayes ...
Helen Hewitt
Raymond Walburn ...
Bruce Vander
Morgan Conway ...
James Brent
Truman Bradley ...
Dr. William 'Bill' Collins
Virginia Vale ...
May Thomas
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Happy
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Ox
Thurston Hall ...
Harold Kellogg
Chester Clute ...
Sidney Keats
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Professor
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Sylvester Odgen 'SOS' Schofield (as Horace MacMahon)
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Warden Tom Hammond
Elliott Sullivan ...
Tony Brody
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Dr. Harry Lindsay
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A crop of millionaire inmates struggle to get accustomed to prison life, while inmate Nick Burton watches out for everyone's interests on the inside.

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Self-crowned king of a gray-walled world of treacherous men... He out-schemed, out-talked, out-fought them all!

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Crime | Drama

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(RCA Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Wishing (Will Make It So)
(1939)
Music and lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Sung a cappella by Cliff Edwards twice
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Pasteur of the Prison
1 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A thoroughly "Pac Man" plot that busily chews its way through any scenario of reason, this film features a cure for "Malta Fever", a con scheme involving a copper mine, and two rich men trying to improve prison cuisine. There is also two love stories of a sort and a murder off-screen featuring a convict shoved into a furnace. Lee Tracey stars with a great group of character actors, Raymond Walburn, Thurston Hall, Shemp Howard and Chester Clute. Top it off with Horace McMahon and Cliff Edwards and who wouldn't bite.

It's another country club prison where the warden admits if he were fired, he wouldn't run the place without Mickey Burke (Tracey) who, indeed seems to be the general manager of the place. Burke has stuck up a joint to get money to marry his girlfriend and is rather happily serving an eight year stretch. Its all total nonsense, but these are the mugs anyone would serve time with.


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