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Escape by Night (1937)

Runyonesque crooks on the lam hide out on blind man's pastoral farm and decide to go straight.

Director:

Hamilton MacFadden

Writer:

Harold Shumate (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
William Hall ... Nicholas 'Nick' Allen
Anne Nagel ... Linda Adams
Dean Jagger ... James 'Capper' Regan
Steffi Duna ... Josephine 'Jo' Elliott
Ward Bond ... Peter 'Spudsy' Baker
Murray Alper ... Horace 'Red' Graham
Charles Waldron Charles Waldron ... Pop Adams
George Meeker ... Fred Peters
Wallis Clark ... District Attorney Baldwin
Arthur Aylesworth ... Sheriff Charlie Thornton
Anthony Warde ... Mike Grayson (as Anthony Ward)
Bill Bill ... Bill - the Dog
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Storyline

A group of criminals on the run hide out in an abandoned farmhouse. They find themselves being "looked after" by a friendly dog, and soon afterwards they meet up with a blind man and his young daughter, and they begin to rethink the direction their life has been taking them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The Police Want Them for Murder...Public Enemy No. 1 Has Them on the Spot! (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Goofs

When Nick is initially shot after helping Jo Elliot, he is running away from the rival mobsters and presumably is shot in the back of his shoulder. After they escape, he clutches at a non-existent wound on the front of his shoulder. Later, when he is treated by the gangland doctor, it is the top of the shoulder that is dressed and bandaged. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas Allen: I never did like to see a girl manhandled. Turn her loose!
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Depression-Era Gem
15 December 2018 | by sscott56See all my reviews

In the bleak light of 1937, this little gem was a complete Ray of Sunshine. All the hooks, all the cliches about "innate goodness" of man are used here and work marvelously.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fools in Paradise See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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