| Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his need to finish his sentence and get back to his wife and family, and his desire to escape the confines of prison.
Jazz saxophone player Dexter Gordon is featured in an uncredited role as a sax player in the prison jazz band. The film was shot at the correctional facility in Chino, California, where Gordon was then serving time for possession of heroin. Leonard Maltin, in his 1995 Movie Guide, states that jazz legend Georgie Auld dubbed in Dexter Gordon's sax playing.
This is Steve Davitt, convicted of a felony in the State of California. His destination: Chino, Pomona Valley. This is the largest honor prison in the world. Two thousand men live here. Murderers, armed robbers, forgers, safe-crackers, petty thieves...
This film is dedicated to Rebekah and Kenyon Scudder and to the men and staff of Chino. Our grateful appreciation to the California Department of Corrections and its Director, Mr. Richard A. McGee for the cooperation received during the production of this film.
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