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Jacktown (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | July 1962 (USA)
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Margaret (as Miss Patty McCormack)
Richard Meade ...
Frances 'Frankie' Stossel
Douglas Rutherford ...
The Warden
Russ Paquette ...
Vince 'Vinnie' Calzone
Mike Tancredi ...
Mike
Joanna Douglas ...
Mrs. Stossel (as Johanna Douglas)
Alice Gordon ...
Frankie's Girl
Gordon Grant ...
Lefty
John Anthony ...
Dutch
Harry Newman ...
Mr. Stossel
George Taylor ...
Himself (as George F. Taylor)
Paul Carpenter ...
Policeman #1
Arthur Romatz ...
Policeman #2
Keith J. Leenhouts ...
The Judge
Joseph Julian ...
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21 October 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

And the moral of the story is... ??? This is a true story but I wonder why they felt the need to make it into a movie. It's good nonetheless. It's an entertaining story that doesn't really get boring. My favorite parts were when the man in the cell next to our main man Frankie tries to get under Frankie's skin. One time he pretends to be a ghost just to freak Frankie out. It's kind of funny.

I wish they could have shown scenes from the Jackson Prison riots in the 50's, but apparently they are so shocking and gruesome that they cannot be shown in public. Instead, they just show people tripping over boxes and wandering around in clouds of smoke.

If you think about it hard enough, I suppose the moral of the story is to give people a chance to prove themselves, even if it makes you uncomfortable. If you think that you are too good for someone, they probably will catch on. Give them a chance to show you that they aren't so bad and maybe you will be pleasantly surprised. ?? 5/10


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