MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 65,260 this week

Behind the High Wall (1956)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  July 1956 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 23 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

A group of convicts break out of prison, killing a guard, kidnapping the warden and forcing a reluctant inmate to accompany them. However, when a car accident kills everyone except the ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 99 titles
created 22 Feb 2011
 
a list of 460 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 14 Dec 2012
 
a list of 193 titles
created 08 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 1533 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Behind the High Wall (1956)

Behind the High Wall (1956) on IMDb 6.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Behind the High Wall.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The head of a large publishing empire is dismayed when a top army general is about to be appointed to an atomic energy committee. She's determined to discredit him prior to the appointment ... See full summary »

Director: H.C. Potter
Stars: Susan Hayward, Kirk Douglas, Paul Stewart
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Ray Milland, Betty Field, Patricia Morison
Film-Noir | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Insurance investigator Dan Sullivan is forced to pose as a doctor while investigating a huge payroll robbery.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Gene Raymond, Noreen Nash, Robert Bice
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Richard Carlson
Stars: George Nader, Joanna Moore, Brian Keith
Thunderbolt (1929)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Morgan, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl, ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen
Manhandled (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The secretary to a phony psychiatrist finds herself caught up in the murder of a patient's wife and realizes that her life is also in danger.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden
High Tide (1947)
Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A fast-moving automobile fails to make a sharp turn of the highway from Malibu to Los Angeles. It overturns and its occupants, Tim Slade, Newspaper man turned private investigator, and Hugh... See full summary »

Director: John Reinhardt
Stars: Lee Tracy, Don Castle, Julie Bishop
Blind Spot (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mystery writer accused of murdering his publisher sets out to discover the real killer.

Director: Robert Gordon
Stars: Chester Morris, Constance Dowling, Steven Geray
Blind Spot (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Peter Maxwell
Stars: Robert MacKenzie, Delphi Lawrence, Gordon Jackson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Tom Tully ...
Warden Frank Carmichael
...
Hilda Carmichael
...
Anne MacGregor
...
Johnny Hutchins (as John Goleenor)
...
Todd 'Mac' MacGregor
John Larch ...
William Kiley
Barney Phillips ...
Tom Reynolds
Ed Kemmer ...
Charlie Rains
John Beradino ...
Carl Burkhardt
Nicky Blair ...
Roy Burkhardt
Edit

Storyline

A group of convicts break out of prison, killing a guard, kidnapping the warden and forcing a reluctant inmate to accompany them. However, when a car accident kills everyone except the warden and the inmate hostage, the warden steals $100,000 of the gang's money, then when police arrive he accuses the inmate of the guard's murder in order to cover up his own crime. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

prison | remake | See All (2) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

July 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Verdammte hinter Gittern  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of The Big Guy (1939) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Super Acting in Fair Crime Drama
15 September 2006 | by (Out There in the Dark) – See all my reviews

BEHIND THE HIGH WALL is a little bit of a letdown. The basic idea of the plot is good, if not terribly original: good guy goes bad to try for a better life. The movie starts off just fine with intrigue and some fine action scenes. It's too bad the picture bogs down in talk midway and only barely recovers. What makes BEHIND THE HIGH WALL worth seeing is the dark, sometimes oppressive noir photography and the impressive cast. Tom Tully is excellent as always in a conflicted, yet sympathetic lead role as a prison warden who makes a bad decision. As his crippled wife, Sylvia Sydney--a great actress who is a standout in Fritz Lang's FURY--is almost wasted. But she brings credibility to what could have been merely a maudlin character. The other impressive cast member is John Gavin. Anyone who doubts this chiseled matinée idol's acting talent should see this. Gavin never hits a false note and carries all his scenes with terrific conviction. The movie is populated with many other faces later familiar from TV as well: John Larch, Barney Philips, Peter Leeds, Ed Kemmer (wasted as a frustrated lawyer), Amzie Strickland, and Betty Lynn (later known as 'Thelma Lou' on THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW). Lynn's father is played excellently by veteran actor Don Beddoe.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Warden's Wife's framed picture jonah_begone
Discuss Behind the High Wall (1956) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?