Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cell mate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cell mate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.

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Gene Evans ...
Lou Gannon
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Rudy Hernandez
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Ed 'Bugsy' Kyle
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Doc
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Al Carey
John Dennis ...
Red
Walter Barnes ...
Guard Capt. Starkey
Frank Richards ...
Jake
Emile Meyer ...
Warden
Arline Hunter ...
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Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who tries to manipulate his young cell mate into staging a riot and prison break, but the cell mate tries to back out when he realizes other inmates may be killed in the process.

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The Biggest, Toughest Thriller Of Them All! A raw, violent world of caged men unleashed! Killers and lifers blasting over the big wall! See more »

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21 December 1958 (USA)  »

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Mit dem Messer im Rücken  »

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A good cast always helps.

The plot of this film has been filmed a million times: a group of prisoners start a revolt in order to make an escape attempt. What makes this worth seeing over dozens of other "B" films is the good cast. Gene Evans is excellent as Lou Barlow who tricks good kid Rudy (Robert Blake) into helping him escape. Tim Carey gives his usual good performance as the unhinged prisoner "Bugsy" who lovingly fondles guns. Glad my local video store had this one.


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