In the '40s, three prisoners flee from a state prison farm in Mississippi. Among them is 23-years-young Bowie, who spent the last seven years in prison and now hopes to be able to prove his innocence or retire to a home in the mountains and live in peace together with his new love, Keechie. But his criminal companions persuade him to participate in several heists, and soon the police believe him to be their leader and go after "Bowie the Kid" harder than ever. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
Cops or no cops I'm going through!
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Did You Know?
Filmed in 1947. The film's release was delayed by two years because Howard Hughes
was in the process of buying RKO. See more
Chicamaw's right eye is okay in a brief scene toward the end. Otherwise, the eye is opaque. See more
Mr. Hawkins, Wedding Chapel Proprietor
[Bowie has just asked Hawkins to arrange a passage to Mexico for Keechie and himself
Son, I'd sure like that money. I'm old, and money's a real comfort to an old man. I believe in helping people get what they want as long as they pay for it. I marry people 'cos there's a little hope they'll be happy. But I can't take this money of yours. No sir. In a way I'm a thief just the same as you are, but I won't sell you hope when there ain't any.
Opening credits: This boy . . . and this girl . . . were never properly introduced to the world we live in . . . To tell their story . . . See more
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Oh Promise Me
Music by Reginald De Koven
Arranged by Leigh Harline See more