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The Getaway (1941)

The Get-Away (original title)
Passed | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 13 June 1941 (USA)
A G-man is sent to prison to befriend a suspected robbery ringleader and then helps him break out to gain his confidence.

Directors:

Edward Buzzell, Richard Rosson (uncredited)

Writers:

Wells Root (screenplay), W.R. Burnett (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Sterling ... Jeff Crane
Charles Winninger ... Dr. Josiah Glass
Donna Reed ... Maria Theresa O'Reilly
Henry O'Neill ... Warden Alcott
Dan Dailey ... Sonny Black (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Donald Douglas ... Jim Duff (as Don Douglas)
Ernest Whitman Ernest Whitman ... 'Moose'
Grant Withers ... Parker
Chester Gan ... Sam
Charles Wagenheim Charles Wagenheim ... Hutch
Guy Kingsford Guy Kingsford ... George
Matty Fain Matty Fain ... Bryan
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Storyline

A government agent goes under cover in prison to gain confidence with a wanted criminal and get information regarding his gang. The two make an eacape and the agent pretends to be a loyal confidant aiding the criminal in recuperating after he is shot in the escape. In the midst of this, the agent meets the criminal's sister, who is looking to just visit her brother, viewing him through rose colored glasses as just a small time crook she can reform and not the dangerous murderer he is in reality. The agent falls for the sister and this adds additional difficulty to his mission. Written by dictracy23

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Getaway See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Tuesday 1 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 19 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 22 February 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Syracuse 25 February 1957 on WHEN (Channel 8), in New York City 8 March 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Seattle 20 March 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Hartford CT 4 April1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Amarillo 10 April 1957 on KFDA (Channel 19), in Portland OR 19 April 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Philadelphia 15 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and, finally, in San Francisco 14 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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Enjoyable gangster flick
22 October 2000 | by reve-2See all my reviews

This is a good little crime movie that is often overlooked. It is not even rated in the Maltin book. But, if you enjoy movies with a nice simple plot about prisons, break-outs, federal agents chasing crime gangs, sister trying to save wayward brother, etc. you will like this film. Robert Sterling does a fine job and interacts well with Dan Dailey and Donna Reed. Dailey's role is that of a hard and tough criminal who resists all efforts to go straight. Donna Reed, as his long suffering sister does her best to reform him. There's a great shoot-out scene that will please action fans and the final ending is handled very well and contains real suspense.


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