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San Quentin

Gordon Douglas whips together this tale of reformation leagues within prisons with plenty of movement, spotting action and development without a slow moment. Lawrence Tierney, as a prisoner of San Quentin, now reformed and just discharged from honorable army service, acquits himself capably, making role believable all the way.

With:
Lawrence Tierney Barton MacLane Harry Shannon Marian Carr Carol Forman Richard Powers

Gordon Douglas whips together this tale of reformation leagues within prisons with plenty of movement, spotting action and development without a slow moment. Lawrence Tierney, as a prisoner of San Quentin, now reformed and just discharged from honorable army service, acquits himself capably, making role believable all the way.

Plot frames its melodramatics around efforts of Harry Shannon, San Quentin warden, to keep his prisoners’ welfare league going in the face of opposition. Taking a group of prisoners to San Francisco to speak to a newspaper club. Shannon is wounded and others killed when a supposedly reformed inmate arranges an escape. To clear the warden’s plan and make life better for majority of prisoners Tierney goes on a manhunt for Barton MacLane, the killer.

San Quentin

Production: RKO. Director Gordon Douglas; Producer Martin Mooney; Screenplay Lawrence Kimble, Arthur A. Ross, Howard J. Green; Camera Frank Redman; Editor Marvin Coil; Music Paul Sawtell; Art Director Albert S. D'Agostino, Lucius O. Croxton

Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1946. Running time: 66 MIN.

With: Lawrence Tierney Barton MacLane Harry Shannon Marian Carr Carol Forman Richard Powers

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