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The Getaway (1941)

The Get-Away (original title)
Passed | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 13 June 1941 (USA)
A G-man is sent to prison to befriend a suspected robbery ringleader and then helps him break out to gain his confidence.

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Sonny Black (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
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A government agent goes under cover in prison to gain confidence with a wanted criminal and get information regarding his gang. The two make an eacape and the agent pretends to be a loyal confidant aiding the criminal in recuperating after he is shot in the escape. In the midst of this, the agent meets the criminal's sister, who is looking to just visit her brother, viewing him through rose colored glasses as just a small time crook she can reform and not the dangerous murderer he is in reality. The agent falls for the sister and this adds additional difficulty to his mission. Written by dictracy23

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Almost a shot-for-shot remake of "Public Hero #1" (1935)
7 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anyone else realize that this is almost a shot-for-shot remake of "Public Hero #1" staring Jean Arthur and Chester Morris (1935)? With Lionel Barrymore playing the doctor and Joseph Calleia playing Sonny.

It also appears the same screenplay was used for both pictures as the writing credits overlap. Different directors though

Public Hero #1 (1935) : Directed by J. Walter Ruben. Writing credits: J. Walter Ruben story, Wells Root story, Wells Root screenplay

The Get-Away (1941) : Directed by Edward Buzzell , Richard Rosson (uncredited). Writing credits: W.R. Burnett screenplay, Wells Root screenplay, Wells Root story, J. Walter Ruben story

Having seen both pictures, I think the 1935 Jean Arthur/Chester Morris effort is the better of the two. Anyone who likes "The Get-Away' should checkout "Public Hero #1".


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