Jail House Blues (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 1 February 1942 (USA)
A prisoner about to be pardoned puts it off until he can put on one last variety show for his fellow inmates.

Director:

Albert S. Rogell

Writers:

Paul Gerard Smith (story "Rhapsody in Stripes") (as Paul Girard Smith), Harold Tarshis (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Nat Pendleton ... Sonny McGann
Anne Gwynne ... Doris Daniels
Robert Paige ... Cliff Bailey
Horace McMahon ... Swifty
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Alyosius McGonigle McGann
Warren Hymer ... Big Foot Louie
Samuel S. Hinds ... Mr. Thomas Daniels
Cliff Clark ... Warden Boswell
John Kelly ... Snork
Reed Hadley ... Boston
Paul Fix ... Danny
Dewey Robinson ... Liverlip
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Storyline

Convict Sonny McGann (Nat Pendleton) becomes so involved with his duties as the producer of an upcoming prison show (all convict cast) that he balks at being paroled, and unwillingly becomes a free man. But he returns in time, after breaking his pardon and capturing an escaped convict who he had penciled in as the show's leading lady. He also manages to find a tenor, Cliff Bailey (Robert Paige), on the outside, whose performance during the show lands him a Broadway contract. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Soundtracks

The Prologue
(uncredited)
Music by Frank Skinner
Lyrics by Paul Gerard Smith
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