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Behind Prison Gates (1939)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 28 July 1939 (USA)
Det. Norman Craig assumes the identity of a dead bank robber (killed in a police shoot out), Red Murray, so he can infiltrate the prison and find three other bank robbers that the police ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Arthur T. Horman (original screenplay), Leslie T. White (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brian Donlevy ... Agent Norman Craig / Red Murray
Julie Bishop ... Sheila Murray (as Jacqueline Wells)
Joseph Crehan ... Prison Warden O'Neil
Paul Fix ... Convict Petey Ryan
George Lloyd ... Convict Marty Conroy
Dick Curtis ... Capt. Simmons
Richard Fiske ... Agent Lyman
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Storyline

Det. Norman Craig assumes the identity of a dead bank robber (killed in a police shoot out), Red Murray, so he can infiltrate the prison and find three other bank robbers that the police are looking for. Things are going fine until Craig's partner is found dead in his cell with a bullet hole in his head. The plot thickens as Craig now tries to find the robbers and the murderer of his partner. He pits the three he suspects against each other hoping their greed and paranoia will cause them to turn on each other and rat the other out. Written by Jane Byron Dean <jane_dean@corp.disney.com>

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Blazing Drama... As A Prison Turns Into A Man Trap! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape from Alcatraz See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Made it's New York city television debut on 14 September 1956 on WCBS (channel 2. See more »

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