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In this prison drama, a stern hanging judge is assigned to take over a chaotic prison. There he imposes an almost inhumanly strict regimen of discipline on the inmates. He is similarly rigid and harsh with his own two children. Later his compassionate daughter befriends a wrongfully convicted model prisoner who works as the warden's chauffeur. His son becomes a hardened criminal and ends up incarcerated in his father's prison. There he and several other inmates conspire to bust out. Later he sees inmates threatening his father and sacrifices his life to save him. The enraged judge then shoots the convict who killed his son. In the end, the experience changes the judge who becomes a more humane warden in favor of prison reform. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Thomas Mitchell
as Michael Howland
Mary Anderson
as Anne Howland
Edward Ryan
as Tommie Howland
Mark Stevens
as Steve Russel
Roy Roberts
as Martin Deutsch
John Russell
as Rogers
Norman Lloyd
as Peter Moran
Harry Shannon
as McCaffrey
Rex Williams
as Hobey Jenkins
Ralph Dunn
as Pearson
William Halligan
as Collins
Lennie Bremen
James Flavin
Roy Kelly
Paul Newlan
Bob Perry
Otto Reichow
Dick Rich
Frank Scannell
Harry Strang
Charles Wagenheim
Max Wagner


H. Bruce Humberstone
Coles Trapnell
Screen Story
Wanda Tuchock
Clyde de Vinna
Glen MacWilliams
David Buttolph
Composer (Music Score)
Emil Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Harry Reynolds
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Fred Sersen
Special Effects