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Convicts at Large (1938)

 -  Drama  -  13 December 1938 (USA)
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An innocent man is bamboozled into trading places with a dangerous escaped convict.


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Cast overview:
Ralph Forbes ...
David Brent
Paula Stone ...
Ruth Porter
William Royle ...
Steve Moran
John Kelly ...
George Travell ...
Charles Brokaw ...
Ronald 'Squire' Stanton
Florence Lake ...
Sam Wren ...
Convict Mortimer
James Flavin ...
Detective Sgt. Berkovich


An innocent man is bamboozled into trading places with a dangerous escaped convict.

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16 November 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Convicts at Large" is a low-budget B-movie with little-known actors and a short running-time of only 57--typical of a B. It begins with a prison escape and two hardened mobsters break out of the jug. Between this incident and serious action in the film is about 20 minutes of...well...not a lot of anything. You get some singing and dialog--but not a lot of action or plot development. Then, around 22 minutes into the film a guy is grabbed by criminals, as they think he's one of the escaped men. Why do they want this guy? Because this prisoner knows about a large stash of money--and they want it. However, he cannot convince him he's not the wanted man, so he eventually lies in order to keep them from killing him. What's next? See the film and find out for yourself.

Overall, this isn't so much a bad film as a rather dull film. The acting is fine and the story idea isn't bad, but he lack of energy to the film as well as no musical score work together to make a very, very somber film--one that really could have used more excitement. Still, for what it is, it isn't bad--more a minor time-passer than anything else.

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