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Convicts 4 (1962)

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A semi-fictionalized version of John Resko's incarceration is presented. John is on death row at Sing Sing for murder. In December 1930, he killed a toy store shopkeeper over a teddy bear ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Resko
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Principal Keeper
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Iggy
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Carl Carmer
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Tiptoes
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Warden
Dodie Stevens ...
Resko's Sister
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Resko's Father
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Wino
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Resko's Mother
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Guard
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Teach
John Kellogg ...
Guard
Robert H. Harris ...
Commissioner
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Connie Resko
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A semi-fictionalized version of John Resko's incarceration is presented. John is on death row at Sing Sing for murder. In December 1930, he killed a toy store shopkeeper over a teddy bear he wanted to get as a Christmas present for his two year old daughter, Cathy, but for which he could not pay. Twenty minutes before John's scheduled execution, he is given a reprieve, his sentence commuted to life, and he transferred to Dannemora. He initially has a difficult time adjusting to life at Dannemora, from the uncaring direction of the prison administration including they not dealing with the issue of bed bugs, to altercations with fellow prisoners who seem to want their two pounds of literal and figurative flesh from John, to news that he receives from the outside about goings-on within his family. However, he does eventually befriend many of his fellow prisoners, especially Nick, Iggy and Wino. John dreams of escaping from Dannemora, so that he can be at least an economically generating ... Written by Huggo

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They Blow the Big House Apart!

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Biography | Drama

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7 February 1963 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Convicts Four  »

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After filming was completed, Sammy Davis Jr. asked for and received permission to put on a show for the inmates. The warden set two conditions: no racial jokes (which could start a riot) and no sex jokes (for obvious reasons). Four thousand inmates attended the show, Davis told no racial or sex jokes, and the show went off with no trouble. See more »

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When Iggy (Ray Walston) comes up into John Resko's cell after digging in their tunnel he refers to Resko as Ben. See more »

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Failed man is rehabilitated in prison by his artistic talents.
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excellent cast and story of prison life thrust upon a desperate man who's only wish was to buy a present(Christmas) for his daughter.The robbery and murder of the store clerk is only secondary to the shame and humiliation he feels because of his own personal failure.His inability is further shown in his failure to adjust to prison life and his failed attempts at escape.This film is augmented by the strong supporting cast.


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