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San Quentin (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 7 August 1937 (USA)
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An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Captain Stephen Jameson
... Joe 'Red' Kennedy
... May Kennedy aka May De Villiers
... Captain Druggin
... 'Sailor Boy' Hansen (as Joseph Sawyer)
... Helen
... Mickey Callahan (as James Robbins)
... Warden Taylor (as Joseph King)
... Lieutenant
Garry Owen ... Dopey
... Venetti
Emmett Vogan ... Captain
... Convict
... Convict
... Prison Runner
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Ex-Army officer Jameson takes a job a prison guard at San Quentin. Joe, the brother of his new girlfriend May, is sentenced to the prison for robbery. When Jameson tries to separate lawbreakers from hardened criminals, badguy Hansen tries to stir up trouble by telling Joe about Jameson's interest in his sister. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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7 August 1937 (USA)  »

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La révolte  »

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$365,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Humphrey Bogart plays Ann Sheridan's kid brother in this film, even though in real life he was actually older than her by 15 years. In the radio broadcast in the film, he's described as 25 years old. See more »

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During a tracking shot in the machine shop, the shadow of the camera can be seen against the side of one of the machines as it moves See more »


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Swing for Sale
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Music by Saul Chaplin
Played by the band at the nightclub
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depression era film about the conditions of society that breed violence
15 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Film is a social commentary on the depression era focusing on the inmates of San Quentin. The guards of the prison and the inmates are trapped by the walls and bars of the prison, representing the futility and hopelessness of 1930's America. Even if the prisoners escape, jobs cannot be found. Humphrey Bogart stars as Red an inmate in San Quentin who realizes the futility too late.


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