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Tom Connors is sentenced to Sing Sing believing his influential friends will soon have him out on parole. A trouble maker, he gets ninety days in solitary and no parole. His girlfriend Fay is injured and Warden Long lets Tom visit her on his honor to return. During a fight with mobster Joe Finn Fay shoots Finn, Tom jumps out the window and is blamed for the death. He gives himself up but is sentenced to the electric chair.Written by
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Can you imagine Spenser Tracy as a bad guy? Well he is not as bad as he would like to think. He plays tough guy Tommie Connors, who thinks his connections on the outside will make his prison term an easy one. Think again. A stern, but kind hearted warden and a faithful girlfriend are key figures in the plot.
This is the only time Tracy and Bette Davis shared the screen. The younger Davis was quite eye catching this early in her career. Her scenes with Tracy seemed magical and romantic. Also in this jailhouse drama are Lyle Talbot, Louis Calhern and Grant Mitchell. The famed Michael Curtiz directed. The title doesn't make sense until the final moment before the credits.
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