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Prison Shadows (1936)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 18 July 1936 (USA)
A boxer is framed for murder after an opponent dies in the ring.

Director:

Robert F. Hill (as Bob Hill)

Writer:

Al Martin (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Edward J. Nugent ... Gene Harris (as Eddie Nugent)
Lucille Lund ... Claire Thomas
Joan Barclay ... Mary Comstock
Forrest Taylor ... George Miller
Syd Saylor ... Dave Moran
Monte Blue ... Bert McNamee
John Elliott ... The Police Captain
John Cowell John Cowell ... Graham - Murphy's Manager (as Jack Cowell)
Willard Kent Willard Kent ... Veterinarian
Walter O'Keefe ... John Halligan - Referee
Corky Corky ... Babe - Gene's Dog (as Corky)
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A boxer is framed for murder after an opponent dies in the ring.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in New York City Wednesday 14 December 1949 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »

Quotes

Gene Harris: Isn't it funny Claire? How you can plan your whole existence and suddenly something unforseen occurs and kicks the props right out from under you.
Claire Thomas: Yeah, life is like that. Have a donut.
Gene Harris: Thanks.
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Referenced in The Player (1992) See more »

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Who Holds A Doughnut Like That?!
12 May 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Well, this idea behind this one seems a bit corny but if the film were well made into a a very dark film and script revised then it could be a good film - it has potential to be much better than what it is. Instead of being a good dark crime film we have a goofy boxer, Gene Harris, that is being framed for murder and through the death of his dog the evidence is revealed as to how this young boxer could kill 2 men with a single punch.

There are attempts at comedy in this film but the joke fall way flat. The real comedy comes from Eddie Nugent. Honestly, Eddie Nugent does not look like a boxer at all... maybe a boxers goofy best friend but not the boxer himself. LOL - that is what makes this film actually comical and not the lame humor itself within the film.

Who Holds A Doughnut Like That?! I mean really I have never seen one held that way before to dunk in the drink.

I feel sorry for the dog in this film - that is where my heart belongs.

3/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1936 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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