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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.

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Cast overview:
... Nicholas 'Nick' Allen
... Linda Adams
... James 'Capper' Regan
... Josephine 'Jo' Elliott
... Peter 'Spudsy' Baker
... Horace 'Red' Graham
Charles Waldron ... Pop Adams
... Fred Peters
Wallis Clark ... District Attorney Baldwin
... Sheriff Charlie Thornton
... Mike Grayson (as Anthony Ward)
Bill ... Bill - the Dog
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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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A blast of drama when a city mob hides out in the country!


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1 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Fools in Paradise  »

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1.37 : 1
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Toward the end Jagger's Capper character got attacked by 'Bill' the dog and Nick. During the short scuffle, Jagger's hat got jarred a bit and knocked off. The first jarring showed something under the fedora. He fell back and hit the dirt, then the hat came off revealing a full head wig flopped forward hair side downward showing the bald pate. should have been cut. very obvious. No comic mention either prior or after about the rug. See more »

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Nicholas Allen: I never did like to see a girl manhandled. Turn her loose!
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Silly and cheap but also enjoyable!
23 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

When the film begins, a poor sap, Nick (William Hall) accidentally gets involved with a gang of crooks and folks think he's one of them. Soon he and the Regan gang are on the lam and they come up with a great idea---to hide out at a humble farm in the country. There something unusual happens...the crooks all come to love the simple country life and want to give up their wicked ways. Plus Nick and Jo (Steffi Duna) find love with two locals. The problem is that the leader of the gang, Capper Regan (Dean Jagger) isn't about to let any of them just retire.

This is a bad film in some ways. Steffi Duna can barely speak English and practically needed subtitles. Additionally, the finale is a bit silly. But, most importantly, I was able to set all that aside and enjoy the picture even if it was just a cheap B. Not bad overall and rather fun.


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