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Convicts 4 (1962)

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This movie is about the progression of John Resko's (Ben Gazzara) character as he is commuted from the death sentence for killing a man to life in prison... See full synopsis »

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Cast

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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Art Teacher
John Kellogg ...
Guard
Robert H. Harris ...
Commissioner
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Resko's Wife
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This movie is about the progression of John Resko's (Ben Gazzara) character as he is commuted from the death sentence for killing a man to life in prison... See full synopsis »

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7 February 1963 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Convicts Four  »

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First cinema film of Arthur Malet. See more »

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Although the story is supposedly taking place between 1931 and 1949, all the men's and women's hairstyles, clothing (such as warden Broderick Crawford's dacron polyester suit, in an early 1930's sequence), and manner of speech is strictly 1962, as is also the musical score. See more »

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See it for the actors
7 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Given the actors in this movie, you would expect something memorable or at least above average. The actors do a great job with a sub-par script. The movie drags, which would make sense for a prison flick, if it dragged with a purpose; instead it just seems to drag for its own sake without any thought given to the use of time in the movie to make a point about prison life. I can't think of a movie with such a capable cast, heck memorable cast that was so mediocre. The actors made the movie, a lesser cast would have given us a mess of a movie. Too bad the direction and script are so poor, this movie could have really been something. Watch closely, there is a major actor every few minutes; a star that carried their own movies later. The movie also suffers from the score, when its not sappy it is jazz. Either way, the score does not support the movie very well, and ofttimes makes the movie even worse. The score seems like a collection of tunes that someone liked, it sure was not made to support the movie. I don't know what the director and producer were thinking when they made this movie, maybe there was no director and they just slapped something together after shooting a bunch of scenes. See it once just to see so many memorable actors in a single movie. But once is plenty. It seems like the director was trying to take the Plan 9 From Outer Space worst movie ever award; but this goal was thwarted by the cast. Good performances, lousy film.


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