The Getaway (1941)
"The Get-Away" (original title)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  13 June 1941 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Jeff Crane
Charles Winninger ...
Dr. Josiah Glass
Maria Theresa O'Reilly
Henry O'Neill ...
Warden Alcott
Sonny Black (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Jim Duff (as Don Douglas)
Ernest Whitman ...
Chester Gan ...
Charles Wagenheim ...
Guy Kingsford ...
Matty Fain ...


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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Release Date:

13 June 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enemy Within  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Richard Rosson started directing this movie but left. Edward Buzzell took over. See more »


Remake of Public Hero #1 (1935) See more »

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Enjoyable gangster flick
22 October 2000 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This is a good little crime movie that is often overlooked. It is not even rated in the Maltin book. But, if you enjoy movies with a nice simple plot about prisons, break-outs, federal agents chasing crime gangs, sister trying to save wayward brother, etc. you will like this film. Robert Sterling does a fine job and interacts well with Dan Dailey and Donna Reed. Dailey's role is that of a hard and tough criminal who resists all efforts to go straight. Donna Reed, as his long suffering sister does her best to reform him. There's a great shoot-out scene that will please action fans and the final ending is handled very well and contains real suspense.

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