Escape by Night (1937)

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Runyonesque crooks on the lam hide out on blind man's pastoral farm and decide to go straight.

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Director:

Hamilton MacFadden

Writer:

Harold Shumate (original screenplay)

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23 January 2017 | MartinHafer
5
| Silly and cheap but also enjoyable!
When the film begins, a poor sap, Nick (William Hall) accidentally gets involved with a gang of crooks and folks think he's one of them. Soon he and the Regan gang are on the lam and they come up with a great idea---to hide out at a humble farm in the country. There something unusual happens...the crooks all come to love the simple country life and want to give up their wicked ways. Plus Nick and Jo (Steffi Duna) find love with two locals. The problem is that the leader of the gang, Capper Regan (Dean Jagger) isn't about to let any of them just retire.

This is a bad film in some ways. Steffi Duna can barely speak English and practically needed subtitles. Additionally, the finale is a bit silly. But, most importantly, I was able to set all that aside and enjoy the picture even if it was just a cheap B. Not bad overall and rather fun.

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