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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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Dr. Josiah Glass
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Warden Alcott
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Sonny Black (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Donald Douglas ...
Jim Duff (as Don Douglas)
Ernest Whitman ...
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Chester Gan ...
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Charles Wagenheim ...
Hutch
Guy Kingsford ...
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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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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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