MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,740 this week

Convicted (1950)

Passed  -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  August 1950 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 409 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 3 critic

A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 128 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 2693 titles
created 14 Dec 2011
 
a list of 193 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
a list of 10 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 5 days ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Convicted" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Convicted (1950)

Convicted (1950) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Convicted.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings
The Mob (1951)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Police detective Damico, outwitted by mob killer Blackie Clay, is nominally suspended; actually he goes undercover (as Tim Flynn, ex-con longshoreman) to find Clay and expose the waterfront... See full summary »

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Broderick Crawford, Betty Buehler, Richard Kiley
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An ex-soldier and his new girlfriend comb France for a valuable relic...which others are willing to kill for.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Glenn Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Cedric Hardwicke
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

Director: Gerd Oswald
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Treasury Department agent Frank Warren takes on the case of a mob leader who has evaded paying taxes on his ill-gotten gains.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Glenn Ford, Nina Foch, James Whitmore
Convicted (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Fact-based story about a Tennessee letter carrier who was falsely convicted of a rape. However, his legal problems continue even after the real rapist confesses.

Director: David Lowell Rich
Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Carroll O'Connor, John Larroquette
Escape Clause (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A man finds out from a would be killer that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. But is this mysterious man telling the truth? When both the killer and the wife turn up dead, ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Paul Sorvino, Connie Britton
Drama | Romance | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Just before Christmas, Joe Miracle, a returning WWII war hero, comes home to learn that gangster Barney Teener has taken over his nightclub and murdered Joe's partner. Joe loots the club's ... See full summary »

Directors: Gordon Douglas, Henry Levin
Stars: Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes, John Ireland
Night Editor (1946)
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

"Night Editor" was based on the already existing radio program in which a newspaper editor would recount the 'inside story' of some bit newspaper story, and later became a television series... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: William Gargan, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mobster (Quinn) springs a condemmed murderer (Grainger) because he got his sister (Bancroft) pregnant.

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Farley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancroft
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After nearly running over him with her cab, Patty Mitchell picks up a fare who claims to have amnesia. As he fumbles to remember the basic facts of his identity, Patty becomes interested in... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Tom Conway, Ann Rutherford, Richard Lane
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a terrorist plants a bomb on board a train, the police call in an army bomb disposal expert to find, and dismantle it, but after it has been made safe, he has another shock in store.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Vernon, Maurice Denham
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Joe Hufford
...
George Knowland
...
Malloby
...
Kay Knowland
Carl Benton Reid ...
Capt. Douglas
...
Convict Ponti
...
Convict Mapes
Martha Stewart ...
Bertie Williams
Henry O'Neill ...
Detective Dorn
Douglas Kennedy ...
Det. Bailey
Roland Winters ...
Vernon Bradley, Attorney
...
Mackay, Head of Parole Board
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wilton Graff ...
Dr. Agar (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

August 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

One Way Out  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Ponti: You don't have to do anything to help me. Just go down and talk to the guards and find out what it's all about. I'd do that much for you. I'd do that much for a dog.
See more »

Connections

Remake of Penitentiary (1938) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Glenn Ford in better than average prison drama...
25 August 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The more I see of GLENN FORD, the more I appreciate the range of his underrated talent. CONVICTED is a low-budget crime melodrama from Columbia that co-stars BRODERICK CRAWFORD with DOROTHY MALONE and ED BEGLEY in supporting roles.

Ford is a victim of circumstance, landing in prison after slugging a man at a nightclub who insults the woman he's dancing with. The man dies and Ford is sent to prison for five years.

Crawford becomes the prison's new warden and soon discovers that things aren't being run the way he approves of. It's nice to see Crawford in a sympathetic role as the warden who takes an interest in Ford's prison record and attempts to help him. He asks daughter Dorothy Malone to treat him respectfully when he assigns him to be her chauffeur.

The dialog is terse and full of wisecracks and Henry Levin's direction is taut with suspense. There's the usual prison breaks, the prison snitch (FRANK FAYLEN), and suspense building with the usual twists and turns as a prison break is imminent and the snitch is about to get his comeuppance.

Summing up: Good dialog and tense situations make this a better than average prison drama. Broderick Crawford is especially strong as the good-hearted warden and Ford is more than competent as the wrongly accused inmate.


6 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Convicted (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?