Embittered after serving time for a burglary he did not commit, Joe Bell is soon back in jail, on a prison farm. His love for the foreman's daughter leads to a fight between them, leading to the older man's death due to a weak heart. Joe and Mabel go on the run as he thinks no-one would believe a nobody like him.
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Did You Know?
The original ending of the film called for Joe and Mabel to be shot to death, but the commercial failure of You Only Live Once
(1937), which had a tragic ending, compelled the Warner Bros. studio heads to demand a happy ending. When writer Robert Rossen
refused to write the new ending, Seton I. Miller
was brought in to write it. See more
When Joe and Mabel are caught by Charlie embracing in the barn, she removes her hand from Joe's shoulder. But, in the next shot, her hand is back on his shoulder. See more
In a Moment of Weakness
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Mabel shows Joe the ring after the wedding See more