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The Penalty (1941)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  14 March 1941 (USA)
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The son of a murderer is entangled in his father's crimes and is sentenced to a rehabilitive farm, where he learns a new way of life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin 'Stuff' Nelson
'Grandpop' Logan
Katherine Logan
Edward 'Ted' McCormick
Gene Reynolds ...
Russell 'Roosty' Nelson
Emma Dunn ...
'Ma' McCormick
Veda Ann Borg ...
Julie Jackson, Stuff's Moll
Richard Lane ...
FBI Agent Craig
Anne Logan
'Grapevine' Hobo
Warren Ashe ...
Jay, Stuff's Henchman
William Haade ...
Johnny Van Brook, Stuff's Henchman
Ralph Byrd ...
FBI Agent Brock
Edgar Barrier ...
'Burnsy' Burns


The son of a murderer is entangled in his father's crimes and is sentenced to a rehabilitive farm, where he learns a new way of life.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery






Release Date:

14 March 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Entre Dois Caminhos  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The New York production of the play "Roost" opened 14 February 1938 and closed after 8 performances. See more »

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This film belongs to Gene Reynolds!!
28 February 2001 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

A very good film, with actors ranging from Lionel Barrymore to Edward Arnold, but this film really hinges on the acting ability of Gene Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds dominates this film and for a teen actor, he carries the film very well. I found this film to be very good and really kept this viewer's attention from beginning to end. Be sure and catch this film the next time it is on television--another "small" film that is worth seeing!!

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