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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Martin 'Stuff' Nelson
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'Grandpop' Logan
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Katherine Logan
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Edward McCormick
Gene Reynolds ...
'Roosty'
Emma Dunn ...
'Ma' McCormick
Veda Ann Borg ...
Julie
Richard Lane ...
Craig
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Anne Logan
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Judge
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Hobo
Warren Ashe ...
Jay
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Van
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Brock
Edgar Barrier ...
Burns
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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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Find the Blonde and Get the Gangster!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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14 March 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El castigo  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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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When Rootsy pulls the black car over after crossing the bridge, reflections of multiple studio lights can be seen on the car's highly polished door. 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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