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Escape from Crime (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 25 July 1942 (USA)
Ex-con Red O'Hara becomes a daring news photographer, but his old ways get him into trouble.

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Red O'Hara, just released from prison after serving an unjust sentence on a frame engineered by Dude Merrill, leaves his wife Molly and tries unsuccessfully to land a news photographer's job. He finally gets a position after photographing a bank robbery, and tops this later by catching Dude in the midst of a crime and preventing the killing of a detective. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Huyendo de su pasado  »

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Harry Arras died of a heart attack on set while shooting a scene for this film. See more »

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Charles Sherlock is seen as the killer of the policeman during the bank robbery, and as Butch Medford is reported to be one of the three to be executed. After the executions, he is still seen as one of the gangsters in the gunfight at the end, then called Charlie. See more »

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Remake of Picture Snatcher (1933) See more »

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The photographer
23 July 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Half way through this movie, we kept thinking about a similarity with another one we had seen recently. Later on, checking upon it, we realized this was a remake of "Picture Snatcher", a James Cagney vehicle. Further checking revealed both films are based on Danny Ahern's story.

"Escape from Crime" doesn't work as well as the previous movie, but for a 51 minutes feature, it gets to the basics right away. As directed by D Ron Ledermann, this B movie packs a lot in such a small format.

Best of all was the cast. Richard Travis, Julie Bishop, Jackie Gleason, Frank Wilcox, Charles Wilson, Anne Corcoran and Ruth Ford, as the molls of the gang members.


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