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Convicted (1950)

Passed  -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  August 1950 (USA)
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A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Joe Hufford
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George Knowland
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Malloby
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Kay Knowland
Carl Benton Reid ...
Capt. Douglas
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Convict Ponti
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Convict Mapes
Martha Stewart ...
Bertie Williams
Henry O'Neill ...
Detective Dorn
Douglas Kennedy ...
Det. Bailey
Roland Winters ...
Vernon Bradley, Attorney
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Mackay, Head of Parole Board
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Wilton Graff ...
Dr. Agar (scenes deleted)
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Joe Hufford gets involved in a nightclub brawl, kills a man in self defense, and is sent to prison for manslaughter, to the dismay of district attorney George Knowland who realizes Joe had an incompetent lawyer who should have gotten him off by proving self-defense. Later, Knowland becomes warden of the prison Joe is in, and makes him a Trusty and his chauffeur. Joe and the warden's daughter, Kay, fall in love but Joe gets involved in a prison escape. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Two powerful stars in a drama of a convict's love for a warden's daughter!


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One Way Out  »

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1.37 : 1
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George Knowland: That was a double breasted, overstuffed idiot.
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Much Underrated
19 November 2001 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

A much underrated prison picture starring Glenn Ford and Broderick Crawford, Convicted moves quickly, has some excellent dialogue, and is chock full of great character actors (Frank Faylen, Millard Mitchell, Whit Bissell). Ford doesn't belong in prison and compassionate warden Crawford seeks to help him out. Everything comes together nicely in this film, which has some fine dark-edged photography and a dingier than usual looking prison. Director Henry Levin handles his material as well as a Wellman or a Keighley would have done, and was somewhat of an enigma, capable of making both dreadful and very good films; his work here however is very sure.


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