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July 1962 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Patty McCormack ... 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 ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
William Martin 
Writing credits
William Martin (writer)

Produced by
William Martin .... producer
Robert Stanley .... associate producer
Original Music by
Aldo Provenzano 
Cinematography by
Arthur J. Ornitz  (as Arthur Ornitz)
Film Editing by
Lyman Hallowell 
Art Direction by
Jeremy Kay (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Martin Bell .... makeup artist (as Marty Bell)
Production Management
John Haupt Jr. .... production manager
Jerry Kay .... assistant production manager
Sound Department
Charles Federmack .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Engels .... key grip
George E. Lussow .... assistant camera
Willie Meyerhoff .... chief set electrician (as William Meyerhoff)
Howard Winner .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Ralph Rosenblum .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Aldo Provenzano .... conductor
Other crew
Jeremy Kay .... production assistant (as Jerry Kay)
Florence Roth .... script attendant

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62 min | USA:58 min (DVD version)
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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
have a little heart, 21 October 2003
Author: ethylester from Michigan

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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