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Escape (1948)

A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl.

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Philip Dunne (screenplay), John Galsworthy (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rex Harrison ... Matt Denant
Peggy Cummins ... Dora Winton
William Hartnell ... Inspector Harris
Norman Wooland ... Minister
Jill Esmond ... Grace Winton
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Brownie - convict
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Pinkem
Betty Ann Davies ... Girl in Park
Cyril Cusack ... Rodgers
John Slater ... Salesman
Frank Pettingell ... Constable Beames
Michael Golden Michael Golden ... Detective Penter
Frederick Leister Frederick Leister ... Judge
Walter Hudd ... Defense Counsel
Maurice Denham ... Crown Counsel
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A convict sentenced to three years for killing a detective escapes from a prison and goes on the run aided by a local girl.

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UK | USA

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English

Release Date:

17 May 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmoor, Devon, England, UK See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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William Hartnell (Inspector Harris) and Patrick Troughton (Shepherd) achieved widespread fame for playing the Doctor in Doctor Who (1963). Hartnell played the First Doctor from 1963 to 1966 while Troughton played the Second Doctor from 1966 to 1969. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Harris: Who was it said that er, "a prison is a monastery of men who have not chosen to be monks"?
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Crazy Credits

The law is what it is, a majestic edifice sheltering all of us, each stone of which rests on another. See more »

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Remake of Escape! (1930) See more »

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Sexy Rexy Flees Prison
28 July 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Rex Harrison is walking in the park after a losing day at the track. He falls into conversation with a young woman sitting on a bench. She hands him a card for her business and Harrison begins to walk off, when a police detective comes up to arrest her for solicitation. Harrison protests. The detective tells him to scarper off. Harrison protests some more and the 'tec takes a swing at him. They tussle and the policeman splatters his head on the bench's ironmongery.

Found guilty of manslaughter, Harrison is sent to Dartmoor. He escapes, is pursued by the police in the form of Inspector William Hartnell, and succored by Peggy Cummins.

It's a remake of the 1930 movie that was the first production of what became Ealing Studios, directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, with John Galsworthy's original script updated by Philip Dunne -- lots more sexual tension between Harrison and Cummins than in the original script. It's certainly a competent remake, and purists will be pleased that the outdoor scenes were shot in Dartmoor; the original used Northamptonshire. Yet I am always confronted by the question of how it is that it's always the good-looking people who are morally superior, and who are believed to be honest. Frederick Piper, who plays the convict to whom Harrison confides his intention to escape.... had he been the one who did so, would Miss Cummins have helped him?


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