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In this remake of the classic prison story , John Garfield plays Tommy Gordon, a jewel thief who has been sent up the river for a minimum of 25 years. Tommy isn't especially worried about prison, as he's convinced his well-connected friends will help him get out before long. But Tommy learns the hard way his friends aren't as helpful as he imagined, and he regrets causing so much trouble for reform-minded warden Walter Long (Pat O'Brien), who he comes to regard as a friend and ally. Tommy's girlfriend, Kay Manners (Ann Sheridan), is desperate to get him out of prison and enlists the help of shifty lawyer Ed Crowley (Jerome Cowan); however, when Crowley tries to extract a payment from Kay that has nothing to do with money, she puts up a fight and ends up seriously hurt. Long shows his sympathetic side by granting Tommy a pass to visit Kay, but when he arrives at her home, he discovers Crowley has also arrived to see her. A scuffle ensues, and Kay shoots Crowley. Rather than see her go to jail, Tommy takes the blame, but soon goes on the lam, betraying Long's trust. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

John Garfield
as Tommy Gordon
Ann Sheridan
as Kay Manners
Pat O'Brien
as Warden Walter Long
Burgess Meredith
as Steven Rockford
Jerome Cowan
as Ed Crowley
Henry O'Neill
as District Attorney
John Litel
as Prison chaplain
Margot Stevenson
as Ann Rockford
Willard Robertson
as Ragan
Edward Pawley
as Black Jack
Billy Wayne
as Pete
Wade Boteler
as Mac
Barbara Pepper
as Goldie
Robert Strange
as Joe Morris
Nat Carr
Sol (Saul) Gorss
as Gangster
Mike Lally
Frank Mayo
Jack Mower
Charles Sherlock
Pat O'Malley
as Guard
Lee Phelps
as Guard in visitor's room
John Ridgely
as Clerk
James Flavin
as Guard on Death Row
Emmett Vogan
as Detective
Eddie Acuff
as Bill the Clerk
Frank Faylen
as Guard who is slugged
Pat Flaherty
as Stretcher Attendent
William Hopper
as Reporter
Eddie Kane
as Club manager
Walter Miller
as Guard
Grant Mitchell
as Psychologist
Adrian Morris
as Prisoner
Robert E. Homans
as Detective
Joe Downing
as Gangster
Philip Morris
as Joe, Detective in New York
Adrian Morris
as Prisoner
James Flavin
as Guard on Death Row
Walter Miller
as Guard
Lee Phelps
as Guard in visitor's room
Robert E. Homans
as Detective
Emmett Vogan
as Detective
Frank Faylen
as Guard who is slugged
Joe Downing
as Gangster
William Hopper
as Reporter
Pat Flaherty
as Stretcher Attendent
Grant Mitchell
as Psychologist
John Ridgely
as Clerk
Pat O'Malley
as Guard
Sol (Saul) Gorss
as Gangster
Eddie Kane
as Club manager
Eddie Acuff
as Bill the Clerk

Crew

Anatole Litvak
Director
Hal B. Wallis
Producer
Brown Holmes
Screenwriter
Seton Miller
Screenwriter
Arthur Edeson
Cinematographer
Adolph Deutsch
Composer (Music Score)
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Leo F. Forbstein
Composer (Music Score)
Sam Bischoff
Associate Producer
Howard Shoup
Costume Designer
Byron Haskin
Special Effects
Chuck Hansen
First Assistant Director
Perc Westmore
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