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Escape from Crime (1942)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 25 July 1942 (USA)
Ex-con Red O'Hara becomes a daring news photographer, but his old ways get him into trouble.

Director:

D. Ross Lederman

Writers:

Raymond L. Schrock (screenplay), Daniel Ahern (story "Picture Snatcher") (as Danny Ahearn)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Travis ... Red O'Hara
Julie Bishop ... Molly O'Hara
Jackie Gleason ... Screwball Evans (as Jackie C. Gleason)
Frank Wilcox ... Cornell
Rex Williams Rex Williams ... Slim Dugan
Wade Boteler ... Lieutenant Biff Malone
Charles C. Wilson ... Reardon (as Charles Wilson)
Paul Fix ... Dude Merrill
Ruth Ford ... Myrt
John Hamilton ... Rafferty
Ann Corcoran ... Belle Mason
Ben Taggart ... Warden Kirby
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Storyline

Red O'Hara, just released from prison after serving an unjust sentence on a frame engineered by Dude Merrill, leaves his wife Molly and tries unsuccessfully to land a news photographer's job. He finally gets a position after photographing a bank robbery, and tops this later by catching Dude in the midst of a crime and preventing the killing of a detective. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 July 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Huyendo de su pasado See more »

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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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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Bellingham WA Saturday 29 September 1956 on KVOS (Channel 12); it first aired in Boston Wednesday 17 October 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Bloomington IN Tuesday 20 November 1956 on WTTV (Channel 4), in San Francisco Monday 28 January 1957 on KRON (Channel 4), in Chicago Sunday 11 August 1957 on WGN (Channel 9), in Philadelphia Saturday 31 August 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in Phoenix Wednesday 13 November 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12). See more »

Goofs

Charles Sherlock is seen as the killer of the policeman during the bank robbery, and as Butch Medford is reported to be one of the three to be executed. After the executions, he is still seen as one of the gangsters in the gunfight at the end, then called Charlie. See more »

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Remake of Picture Snatcher (1933) See more »

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A lot of plot for 51 minutes
26 March 2015 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Richard Travis and Julie Bishop star in a short B, "Escape from Crime," a Warners film from 1942.

Travis plays a parolee who gets photos of a bank robbery and parlays it into a job on a newspaper. He later gets into trouble when his boss wants him to worm his way into the prison and photograph the execution of one of his old crime buddies.

It's very hard to judge these films - they were probably made in an afternoon. You'll see lots of familiar faces, as most if not all of these actors later went on to work in television.

Jackie Gleason has a tiny role. Needless to say, he made it bigger than all of them.

"Escape from Crime" moves fast and has a convoluted plot.


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