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Arnie Judlow, an inmate at San Quentin prison serving a life sentence for murder, devises a daring plan with his wife and his brother Bill to help him escape, part of which involves Bill ... See full summary »

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Arnie Judlow / Bill Judlow
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Henry Nova - Prison Guard
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Barbara Lang ...
Mrs. Ruth Judlow
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Arnie Judlow, an inmate at San Quentin prison serving a life sentence for murder, devises a daring plan with his wife and his brother Bill to help him escape, part of which involves Bill and Arnie's wife posing as a married couple and moving to a house near the prison. Although the plan appears to go smoothly at first, it soon runs into a few snags--the couple move next door to a suspicious prison guard who knows Arnie and, more importantly, Bill and his brother's wife begin to find themselves attracted to each other. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Actually filmed in SAN QUENTIN

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17 January 1958 (West Germany)  »

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A Casa dos Homens Marcados  »

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Unique and memorable--original and good
8 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it first came out, in 1957. I was a child then, but this movie still stays with me. One unique thing about the movie is in the non-dialogue scenes. SHOWING the audience something. In this case, Jack Palance goes to the hardware store and buys all the materials he needs to make his own grappling hooks--rope, plywood and duct tape. We watch him doing this, as he marks the pattern onto the wood, and starts cutting. But we don't know what he's doing--what's going on--until he's done. --Masterful filmmaking!

As far as the rest of the story goes--a guy breaking in to prison to help his brother break out--that seemed original enough, although I'm pretty sure TV has used this idea since then--what was that series a couple years back?--Prison Break or something.


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