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You Can't Get Away with Murder ()


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Youthful tough Johnny Stone has fallen under the influence of petty crook Frank Wilson, who involves him and robbery and murder using his sister's boyfriend's stolen gun.

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Frank Wilson
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Madge Stone
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Johnnie Stone
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Attorney Carey
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Fred Burke
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Scappa
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Red
Joe Downing ...
Smitty
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Toad
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Principal Keeper (as Joseph King)
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Warden
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Gas Station Attendant
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District Attorney
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Sam (uncredited)
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Tourist on Boat (uncredited)
Edwin Brian ...
Billiards Observer (uncredited)
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Billard Player (uncredited)
Eddy Chandler ...
Attacked Keeper (uncredited)
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Convict (uncredited)
Hal Craig ...
Motorcycle Policeman (uncredited)
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'Lock' Man - Inventor (uncredited)
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Trainer (uncredited)
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Boat Tour Guide (uncredited)
Jack A. Goodrich ...
Stenographer (uncredited)
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Convict Remaining in Cell (uncredited)
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Keeper Burns (uncredited)
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Keeper Collins (uncredited)
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Keeper Monahan (uncredited)
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First Detective (uncredited)
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Billard Player (uncredited)
Garry Owen ...
'Lock' Man - Inventor (uncredited)
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Second Detective (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ...
Officer (uncredited)
Gertrude Short ...
Peg - Madge's Friend (uncredited)
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Chapin Loan Co. Pawnbroker (uncredited)
George Taylor ...
Prisoner (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ...
Pool Hall Proprietor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lewis Seiler

Written by

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Robert Buckner ... (screen play) &
Don Ryan ... (screen play) and
Kenneth Gamet ... (screen play)
 
Lewis E. Lawes ... (based on a play by) (as Warden Lewis E. Lawes) and
Jonathan Finn ... (based on a play by)

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Samuel Bischoff ... associate producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis ... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Heinz Roemheld ... (as H. Roemheld)

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Sol Polito ... (photography)

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James Gibbon

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Hugh Reticker

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Milo Anderson ... (gowns)

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Louis Baum ... unit manager

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William Kissell ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Francis J. Scheid ... sound

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Leo F. Forbstein ... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Kay ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Rudolph G. Kopp ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Jo Graham ... dialogue director
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Plot Summary

Johnnie learns crime from petty thug Frank Wilson. When Wilson kills a pawnbroker with a gun stolen from Johnnie's sister Madge's fiance Fred Burke, Fred goes to Sing Sing's death house. Wilson uses all the pressure can to keep Johnnie silent, even after he and Johnnie themselves wind up in the big house. Written by Ed Stephan

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Also Known As
  • Chalked Out (United States)
  • Crime Is a Racket (United States)
  • Le châtiment (France)
  • Un crimen en la conciencia (Spain)
  • Förvildad ungdom (Sweden)
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  • 79 min
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Trivia In Invisible Stripes (1939) Humphrey Bogart and Lee Patrick are seen leaving a theater showing "You Can't Get Away With Murder". See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Invisible Stripes (1939). See more »
Quotes Toad: I like this book. Ain't got no pictures in it.
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