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The Escape (1939)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 6 October 1939 (USA)
From the slums emerge a policeman (Richmond) and a criminal (Norris) whose sister (Duff) loves the policeman who father has been murdered.

Director:

Ricardo Cortez

Writers:

Robert Ellis (original screenplay), Helen Logan (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kane Richmond ... Eddie Farrell
Amanda Duff ... Juli Peronni
June Gale ... Annie Qualen
Edward Norris ... Louie Peronni
Henry Armetta ... Guiseppi Peronni
Frank Reicher ... Dr. Shumaker
Scotty Beckett ... Willie Rogers
Leona Roberts ... Aunt Mamie Qualen
Rex Downing ... Tommy Rogers
Jimmy Butler ... Jim Rogers
Roger McGee Roger McGee ... Swat
Richard Lane ... David Clifford
Jack Carson ... Chet Warren
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Pete - Photographer
Helen Ericson ... Helen Gardner
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Storyline

An embittered Louie Peronni (Edward Norris) returns from prison to find that his sister, Juli Peronni (Amanda Duff), is engaged to policeman Eddie Farrell (Kane Richmond), and also finds that his secret wife Annie Qualen (June Gale) has placed their baby girl in a foundling home. With his old gang again, Louie plans a robbery of a fur warehouse. Louie shoots down the night watchman and is trailed home where his father Guiseppe Peronni (Henry Armetta) persuades him not to fight it out with the police. Determined to let Louie take the full rap, the gang kidnaps the district attorney's daughter. Annie informs Louie that the kidnapped child is really their own and was adopted from the foundling home. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SMASHING DRAMA of the city streets...thousands fighting...for survival!

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eastside, Westside See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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