Canon City (1948)

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Twelve inmates plan a prison break from the Colorado State Penitentiary but one of them reluctantly joins the group.



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  • Scott Brady and Jeff Corey in Canon City (1948)
  • Ray Bennett and Scott Brady in Canon City (1948)
  • Cay Forester, Stanley Clements, and Charles Russell in Canon City (1948)
  • Whit Bissell, DeForest Kelley, and Jeff Corey in Canon City (1948)

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8 July 2000 | kartrabo
| One of the better Prison-Break thrillers
Directed by veteran film-maker Crane Wilbur this rousing prison story is based on actual events that occurred at the Canon City penitentiary in Colorado in 1947.Newcomer Scott Brady is excellent as a convict who,caught up in events, must join in with eleven other escapees.As the fast-paced film-noir unfolds,each event is chronicled by that wonderful narrator Reed Hadley in semi-documentary fashion.A fine cast of character actors round out the cast; Jeff Corey as the ruthless convict leader,Stanley Clements,Robert Bice,and ( against type) Whit Bissell as a nervous killer.Actress Mabel Paige is particularly good as a very brave housewife.This film is another great example of Eagle-Lion pictures during that corporation's short run.

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