This movie centers around a prison escape from the Colorado State Penitentiary. There are 12 escapees and it shows the efforts placed to capture these men.

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Stanley Clements ...
Billy New
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Tolley
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Smalley
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Officer Joe Gray
Roy Best ...
Warden Roy Best (as Warden Roy Best)
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Freeman
Alfred Linder ...
Lavergne
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Morgan
Ray Bennett ...
Willie Bennett
Robert Kellard ...
Officer Winston R. Williams
Richard Irving ...
George Hernandez
Bud Wolfe ...
Officer Clark
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This movie centers around a prison escape from the Colorado State Penitentiary. There are 12 escapees and it shows the efforts placed to capture these men. Written by Gerald W. Riley

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Filmed with the naked fury of FACT!


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30 June 1948 (USA)  »

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The radio station shown broadcasting from Warden Best's office, KRLN, was and still is an actual station in Canon City, Colorado, broadcasting on 1400 AM (2016). See more »

Goofs

Immediately after the prison break, there's a shot of a crowd of people leaving a movie theatre, with Abbott & Costello in The Noose Hangs High (another Eagle-Lion release) prominently displayed on the readerboard. Only problem is, the break took place 30 December 1947, and The Noose Hangs High wasn't released until the end of the following April. See more »

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References The Noose Hangs High (1948) See more »

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Great period piece!
19 May 2005 | by (Dallas, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

For anyone who enjoys mid-20th century movies, "Canon City" is a perfect choice. I had the good fortune to watch this movie in the wee hours of the morning, when old black-and-white movies are best viewed. Tension abounds in this surprisingly gripping story. That it's based on real events and filmed on location is a plus. If you have ever visited the Royal Gorge Bridge and tram in Colorado, you will enjoy the cat-and-mouse chase scene near the end of the movie. The women are heroic in this film, much more so than the men. With their calming words, warm food, hot cocoa, and hammer-wielding ways, they demonstrate courage in the face of danger. "Star Trek" fans will find a treat in the prisoner known as Smalley. He is played by DeForest Kelley, best known to Trekkies everywhere as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy. "Canon City" is a thoroughly enjoyable film. Catch it on late-night TV if you can.


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