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Convicted (1950)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | August 1950 (USA)
A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive.

Director:

Henry Levin

Writers:

Martin Flavin (play), William Bowers (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Joe Hufford
Broderick Crawford ... George Knowland
Millard Mitchell ... Malloby
Dorothy Malone ... Kay Knowland
Carl Benton Reid ... Captain Douglas
Frank Faylen ... Convict Ponti
Will Geer ... Convict Mapes
Martha Stewart ... Bertie Williams
Henry O'Neill ... Detective Dorn
Douglas Kennedy ... Det. Bailey
Roland Winters ... Vernon Bradley - Attorney
Ed Begley ... Mackay - Head of Parole Board
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wilton Graff ... Dr. Agar (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Joe Hufford gets involved in a nightclub brawl, kills a man in self defense, and is sent to prison for manslaughter, to the dismay of district attorney George Knowland who realizes Joe had an incompetent lawyer who should have gotten him off by proving self-defense. Later, Knowland becomes warden of the prison Joe is in, and makes him a Trusty and his chauffeur. Joe and the warden's daughter, Kay, fall in love but Joe gets involved in a prison escape. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HIGH-TENSION DRAMA BEHIND PRISON WALLS! (original lobby card-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Way Out See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Ireland was suspended by Columbia for refusing to work on " Convicted ". He subsequently went to court and won his case, which resulted in his being allowed to buy himself out of his Columbia contract. See more »

Quotes

George Knowland: A first year law clerk could win this case with an IQ of 50.
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An accidental killing sends a man to prison for murder.
8 August 2002 | by rich52See all my reviews

Broderick Crawford plays a district attorney that reluctantly prosecutes a defendant for accidentally killing a man in a fist fight in defense of a lady's honor. Realizing that Ford was being severely under-defended by his own lawyer, Crawford tries to pass every break in the book to the defense attorney, who's too stupid to pick up on it. In the end, Ford is convicted of murder and sentenced to prison. Later, Crawford is assigned as the new warden and attempts to help Ford further.

This is a very good, highly underrated movie. It's worth a look.


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