A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl.

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Norman Wooland ...
Minister
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Frederick Piper ...
Brownie - convict
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Mrs. Pinkem
Betty Ann Davies ...
Girl in Park
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Rodgers
John Slater ...
Salesman
Frank Pettingell ...
Michael Golden ...
Detective Penter
Frederick Leister ...
Judge
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Defense Counsel
Maurice Denham ...
Crown Counsel
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A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl.

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17 May 1948 (UK)  »

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William Hartnell (Inspector Harris) and Patrick Troughton (Shepherd) would both later achieve widespread fame for playing the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). Hartnell played the First Doctor from 1963 to 1966 while Troughton played the Second Doctor from 1966 to 1969. See more »

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Inspector Harris: Who was it who said a prison of a monastery of men who haven't chosen to be monks?
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The law is what it is, a majestic edifice sheltering all of us, each stone of which rests on another. See more »

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Remake of Escape! (1930) See more »

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Fugitive with nowhere to go
7 May 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is of course a remake of the 1930 film starring Gordon Harker.This was the second film made by Associated Talking Pictures at Ealing.It is therefore rather primitive when compared to this film which gives it a Holluywood makeover,notwithstanding the fact that it was made in the UK by Fox.Given the use of the quotation from Galsworthy at the end one can only assume that this film is somehow supposed to teach a moral lesson and inspire faith in the workings of the machinery of Justice.Ironic when you think of the miscarriage of justice that was going on at the time with the infamous Christie case just one example of the way justice was not working.The problem with this story is that since it would appear that the crime was committed ,the protestations of wrongful conviction rather fall on deaf ears.


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