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Seven Miles from Alcatraz (1942)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 8 January 1943 (USA)
After Pearl Harbor, convicts at Alcatraz prison live in fear of bomb attacks, driving Champ Larkin and his pal Jimbo to a desperate escape attempt which lands them on a tiny lighthouse ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

John D. Klorer (story), Joseph Krumgold (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Craig ... Champ Larkin
Bonita Granville ... Anne Porter
Frank Jenks ... Jimbo
Cliff Edwards ... Stormy
George Cleveland ... Captain Porter
Erford Gage Erford Gage ... Paul Brenner
Tala Birell ... Baroness
John Banner ... Fritz Weinermann
Otto Reichow Otto Reichow ... Max
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After Pearl Harbor, convicts at Alcatraz prison live in fear of bomb attacks, driving Champ Larkin and his pal Jimbo to a desperate escape attempt which lands them on a tiny lighthouse island, where they take over. The five inhabitants are stymied in their efforts to summon aid. But the island also figures in the schemes of a big Nazi spy ring; which will win out, the gangsters' greed or their patriotism? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A helpless girl trapped between desperate cons and enemy rats in a lonely lighthouse! See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

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English | German

Release Date:

8 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sete Milhas do Inferno See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The name on the crate the escapees were clinging to in San Francisco Bay is "H. Schlom". Herman Schlom is the film's producer. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film, Champ and Jimbo are shown reading a newspaper which describes the current news about the war. At Alcatraz, newspapers were not allowed. All news was announced to the convicts solely at the Warden's discretion. Major events like the attack on Pearl Harbor were announced, however convicts generally didn't get a daily update on the events of the war. See more »

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Exciting prison break film with the talented Granville
3 November 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Two convicts manage to escape from Alcatraz (they won't tell us how: "trade secrets") and make it to a lighthouse island just off the coast, where they hold 3 men and a woman (Granville) hostage. Luckily for them, the soldier they kill turns out to be a Nazi spy, as they discover when his compatriots arrive in a boat -- just what the 2 convicts need to escape, if they're willing to deal with the Nazis and let them escape with maps of the San Francisco municipal/military works.

Exciting action, some moments of genuine humor, and likeable, human characters make this propaganda pill an easy one to swallow.


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