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Castle on the Hudson (1940)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 17 February 1940 (USA)
Mobster Tommy Gordon isn't worried about being sentenced to Sing Sing prison because his political pals have promised him a quick parole. A troublesome prisoner, he finally concedes that ... See full summary »

Director:

Anatole Litvak

Writers:

Seton I. Miller (screen play), Brown Holmes (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Garfield ... Tommy Gordon
Ann Sheridan ... Kay
Pat O'Brien ... Warden Long
Burgess Meredith ... Steven Rockford
Henry O'Neill ... District Attorney
Jerome Cowan ... Ed Crowley
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Mike Cagle
John Litel ... Chaplain
Margot Stevenson ... Ann Rockford
Willard Robertson ... Ragan
Edward Pawley ... Black Jack
Billy Wayne Billy Wayne ... Pete
Nedda Harrigan ... Mrs. Long
Wade Boteler ... Principal Keeper
Barbara Pepper ... Goldie
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Storyline

Mobster Tommy Gordon isn't worried about being sentenced to Sing Sing prison because his political pals have promised him a quick parole. A troublesome prisoner, he finally concedes that his friends have deserted him, and he makes an effort to reform. When his girlfriend Kay is injured in an accident, Warden Long gives Tommy a pass to go see her. But trouble erupts when Tommy encounters the man responsible for his imprisonment. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Años sin días See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The resignation letter the Warden types is addressed to the Honorable William L. Strang. One of the prison guards is played by Harry Strang. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, as the three men run out of the novelty shop one jumps into the front seat and two into the back. The next scene, only moments later, John Garfield is in the front passenger seat. See more »

Quotes

Steven Rockford: Come over to the cell and see me sometime, Doctor. We'll discuss the phsyo-pathic neurosis of the sub-normal stride, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.
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Connections

Referenced in Tenth Avenue Angel (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

You Go to My Head
(uncredited)
Music by J. Fred Coots
Played at the nightclub after Tommy and Kay finish dancing
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Well directed prison drama.
14 April 2001 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Anatole Litvak directs this remake of 20,000 YEARS IN SING SING. Very faithful to the original starring Spenser Tracy. Tommy Gordon (John Garfield) is a mobster with a super ego. He does not worry about his prison sentence, because he figures his connections on the outside will make his 'time in the can' easier. Enter the stern, but kind hearted warden (Pat O'Brien) and the stand by her man girlfriend (Ann Sheridan)and we have the typical players of a basic prison drama.

Garfield plays the role with more attitude than Tracy did. Also starring are Burgess Meredith, Henry O'Neill, Guinn Williams and Jerome Cowan. Hard to notice any change in script from the first version eight years earlier. Very good opener for a Litvak double header that also features CONFESSIONS of a NAZI SPY.


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