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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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Jeff Crane
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Dr. Josiah Glass
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Maria Theresa O'Reilly
Henry O'Neill ...
Warden Alcott
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Sonny Black (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Donald Douglas ...
Jim Duff (as Don Douglas)
Ernest Whitman ...
'Moose'
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Chester Gan ...
Sam
Charles Wagenheim ...
Hutch
Guy Kingsford ...
George
Matty Fain ...
Bryan
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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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A remake of A Public Hero No. 1, 1935, with Chester Morris as the G-Man, Jean Arthur as the criminal's sister, Lionel Barrymore as the drunken gang doctor and Joseph Calleia as the criminal. See more »

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An Action Filler In
13 November 2006 | by (Adelaide Australia) – See all my reviews

Not a bad little film in many ways when you consider when it was made by MGM - clearly as the opener in a Double Feature Bill. The cast is surprisingly good with perhaps Dan Dailey as the standout, and playing the brother of Donna Reed and never able to go straight despite all her efforts. Robert Sterling goes over the top in his early scenes, but settles down as the story progresses. Charles Winninger as the drunken Doctor has some fine and not-so-fine moments in a major role, and it was great to see one of the good old B-players in Veda Ann Borg. The shoot-out near the end was ideal for a programmer and would have left audiences in those days in a good frame of mind for the Main Attraction


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