When he learns that a gangster has taken over his nightclub and murdered his partner, returning WW2 hero Joe Miracle steals the money from the club's safe and hides in a settlement home, while the mob is on his tail.
Joe Hufford gets involved in a nightclub brawl, kills a man in self defense, and is sent to prison for manslaughter, to the dismay of district attorney George Knowland who realizes Joe had an incompetent lawyer who should have gotten him off by proving self-defense. Later, Knowland becomes warden of the prison Joe is in, and makes him a Trusty and his chauffeur. Joe and the warden's daughter, Kay, fall in love but Joe gets involved in a prison escape.Written by
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Based on the Broadway play "The Criminal Code" which opened at the National Theatre (Nederlander since 1980), 208 W. 41st St., on October 2, 1929 and ran for 173 performances until March 1930. See more »
You don't have to do anything to help me. Just go down and talk to the guards and find out what it's all about. I'd do that much for you. I'd do that much for a dog.
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I thought this movie was well acted Great casting! Too bad they don't make sequels to many of the older movies such as this one. It would be great to follow the lives of the characters, after the ending of the movie!
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