Sam Hurley, "Nation's No. 1 killer" with a cold contempt for "heroes," escapes prison with two companions and takes a mixed bag of hostages to Nevada ghost town Lost Hope City. He knows they won't be found there because an atom-bomb test is planned for next morning! Relationships shift and tension builds as Hurley keeps the others in suspense as to whether he will let them escape before bomb time. Written by
Rod Crawford <email@example.com>
Steel Your Nerves! Here's excitement that will smash them!
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Did You Know?
The escaped convict Bart Moore is played by Paul Kelly
who himself spent 25 months during the late 1920s in California's San Quentin State Prison. He was convicted of manslaughter for the beating death of actor Ray Raymond
, the first husband of actress Dorothy Mackaye
, who was having an affair with Kelly and would later marry him. Kelly's next film after this one was Duffy of San Quentin
(1954) where he plays the title role - the warden of the prison where he himself did time. See more
Hurley and his accomplices get in the car driven by Kay Garven and her fur coat is laid over the seat back. In an ensuing scene, the coat is missing and then is back in another scene. See more
[referring to Dottie's mother
Six husbands, and you're still working on your first.
Dorothy 'Dottie' Vail
Mother used up all the men we knew.
Referenced in Skullduggery