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Riot in Cell Block 11 ()


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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... See more »

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  • Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination.
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James V. Dunn
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Warden Reynolds
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Commissioner Haskell
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Crazy Mike Carnie
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The Colonel
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Monroe
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Reporter
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Gator
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Schuyler
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Snader
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Guard Acton
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Guard Captain Barrett
Harold J. Kennedy ...
Reporter
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Reporter
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Reporter Russell
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Frank
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Mickey
Joel Fluellen ...
Al
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Guard Delmar
Joe Kerr ...
Mac
John Tarangelo ...
Manuel
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Guard Ambrose
James Matthews ...
Narrator (voice)
Richard A. McGee ...
Himself
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Cell Block Guard (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Benny Burt ...
Inmate (uncredited)
Madge Cleveland ...
Mrs. Reynolds (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ...
Prison Guard (uncredited)
Jimmy Cross ...
Convict (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Convict Roberts (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry ...
State Governor (uncredited)
Robert Keys ...
State Police Captain (uncredited)
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Prison Switchboard Operator (uncredited)
Robin Morse ...
Convict (uncredited)
William Newell ...
Guard on Phone (uncredited)
Harlan Wade ...
Reporter (uncredited)
Ward Wood ...
Bacon (uncredited)

Directed by

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Don Siegel

Written by

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Richard Collins ... (story)
 
Richard Collins ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Walter Wanger ... producer
Walter Mirisch ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Herschel Burke Gilbert

Cinematography by

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Russell Harlan ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Bruce B. Pierce

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Dave Milton ... (as David Milton)

Set Decoration by

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Robert Priestley

Production Management

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Richard Maybery ... unit manager
Allen K. Wood ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Austen Jewell ... assistant director

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Paul Schmutz ... sound recordist (as Paul Schmutz Sr.)

Special Effects by

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Ray Mercer ... special effects

Music Department

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Herschel Burke Gilbert ... conductor
Joseph Mullendore ... orchestrator

Other crew

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William J. Hole Jr. ... set continuity (as Bill Hole)
Sam Peckinpah ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Warden Heinze ... thanks
Richard A. McGee ... thanks (as Mr. Richard A. McGee)
Associate Warden Ryan ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Producer Walter Wanger, who had just been released from a prison term after shooting a man he believed was having an affair with his wife, wanted to make a film about the appalling conditions he saw while he was incarcerated. He got together with director Don Siegel and they came up with this film, in which several prison inmates, to protest brutal guards, substandard food, overcrowding and barely livable conditions, stage an uprising, in which most of the inmates join, and take several guards hostage. Negotiations between the inmates and prison officials are stymied, however, by politicians interfering with the prison administration, and by dissension and infighting in the inmates' own ranks. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines YOU ARE CAUGHT IN THE SCORCHING CENTER OF A PRISON RIOT! YOU feel the savage frenzy of 4000 caged humans! YOU see the horror of the wolf pack on a vengeance kick! YOU sweat out every second with tortured hostages! YOU rock with the impact of brute force against bullets! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les révoltés de la cellule 11 (France)
  • Motín en el pabellón 11 (Spain)
  • Revuelta en el bloque 11 (Venezuela)
  • Revoltă în blocul de celule 11 (Romania)
  • Rivolta al blocco 11 (Italy)
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  • 80 min
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Budget $298,780 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Leo Gordon had served five years for armed robbery at San Quentin State Prison. For this reason, Heinze, the Folsom warden, originally objected to Gordon appearing in the film, but director Don Siegel was able to convince him that Gordon was no threat to the prison. See more »
Goofs When the state police force the convicts back into the prison by launching a barrage of tear gas at them, the police move forward, into the area being bombarded. The convicts are overcome by the gas, but the police aren't - even though they're not wearing gas masks and are enshrouded by the same gas the convicts are. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Crashout (1955). See more »
Crazy Credits The following acknowledgment appears after the opening credits: "We wish to thank Mr. Richard A. McGee and his staff of the California Department of Corrections, Warden Heinze, Associate Warden Ryan, Correctional officers and the inmates of Folsom Prison for their co-operation." See more »

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