Fed up with the inhumane prison living conditions, a general prison riot breaks out, leading to hostage-taking, a stand-off with the guards and eventual negotiations with the prison administration officials.
According to Don Siegel in his biography, Frank Tuttle was first supposed to direct, but the producer Mort Briskin refused to hire him because Tuttle was diabetic. Briskin though diabetes was contagious. Although Siegel was diabetic too, but Briskin did not know that. See more »