Jailbreak (1936)

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Ex-racketeer slugs a cop and goes to prison to keep from being involved in crime again. On the day of his parole, his plans are dashed. It's up to a brash newspaper reporter to figure out what happened.


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16 September 2020 | ksf-2
| warner brother... one slow hour.
Prison flick. When Mike Egan ( Joe King) gets sent off to jail, reporter (Jane Rogers) wants to interview him to get the real story. turns out he was hiding from the gang he ratted out. and then the bodies start piling up. the warden tries to get the men to talk, but no-one is talking. Barton MacLane gets top billing, but he had secondary roles in this one, as well as Treasure of Sierra Madre and Maltese Falcon. Pop Anderson (Henry Hall.. born in 1876! ) tries to tell the cops what happened, but gets knocked off himself. there is a jail break. the ending is interesting, but just silly. when the reporter figures out who-dunnit, he takes his time talking. the lights go out, and ... Directed by Nick Grinde. he started working towards the end of the silents, and directed mostly talkers. no locations listed, but it appears they used actual prisons for some footage. too bad they didn't document filming on location or using stock footage. it's ok. warner brothers shortie, at exactly 60 minutes. lowwwww budget. no big names in here.

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5 August 1936



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