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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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Julie Bishop ...
Molly O'Hara
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Screwball Evans (as Jackie C. Gleason)
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Cornell
Rex Williams ...
Slim Dugan
Wade Boteler ...
Lieutenant Biff Malone
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Reardon (as Charles Wilson)
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Dude Merrill
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Myrt
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Rafferty
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Belle Mason
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Warden Kirby
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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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Crime | Drama

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Huyendo de su pasado  »

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1.37 : 1
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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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A Muddled Mess of a Plot
22 July 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Richard Travis is a convict just paroled, his former arresting officer is believing he won't stay out of jail. Travis meets up with his wife, Julie Bishop, and finds there's a small bundle of joy added to his family.

Of course his old criminal pals want Travis to rejoin them, but he gets a job as a newspaper photographer. From there if you want to see this film any further, you will go into an unbelievable plot line and will finish this film shaking your head.

Now I do realize that this is a B film with only a 51 minute running time. But this kind of film if possible ought to be given a Grade F.

Yet it contains one superstar. Jackie Gleason has a bit role that if you blink you'll miss. This was not something I'm sure the Great One was especially proud to have on his list of credits.


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