Escape from Crime (1942)

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Ex-con Red O'Hara becomes a daring news photographer, but his old ways get him into trouble.


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23 July 2005 | jotix100
| The photographer
Half way through this movie, we kept thinking about a similarity with another one we had seen recently. Later on, checking upon it, we realized this was a remake of "Picture Snatcher", a James Cagney vehicle. Further checking revealed both films are based on Danny Ahern's story.

"Escape from Crime" doesn't work as well as the previous movie, but for a 51 minutes feature, it gets to the basics right away. As directed by D Ron Ledermann, this B movie packs a lot in such a small format.

Best of all was the cast. Richard Travis, Julie Bishop, Jackie Gleason, Frank Wilcox, Charles Wilson, Anne Corcoran and Ruth Ford, as the molls of the gang members.

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