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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entertaining in its way
7 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The acting of the main characters - Harrison, Cummins and Hartnell - are convincing but generally lack a great deal of passion. Everyone behaves pretty much as one would expect. There are many twists and turns in the plot but these are often fairly predictable; one is rarely surprised. The settings - prison, village, moor, country cottage, are just what they're supposed to be, no more, no less. The dialogue is convincing, and also just what you might expect. There is variety of tone and many moments of humour, darker points, philosophical themes regarding justice, honour and life. Generally, the film takes its time making its points, just so you don't miss them. So it rolls along in an amiable manner and is enjoyable to watch; however, it does lack some of the sparkle of the 1930 version.


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