- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 22 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: June 22, 2004
- Originally Released: 1938
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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Description by OLDIES.com:
In every prison, a war is being waged for the souls of men. This silent battle between the rogues who want to spread their evil and the devoted men who seek to rebuild prisoners' lives explodes when a new convict arrives at the state pen. After forging a check to help his mother, Johnny Gate is sentenced to one to fourteen years. The prison chaplain, Father Joe, recognizes his good intentions and tries to steer Johnny on the right course. Unfortunately, his bunkmate Red Manson thinks Father Joe's special attention could be exploited into a jailbreak. Red threatens to murder Johnny if he doesn't cooperate, forcing him to choose between death and the path to redemption. Martin Mooney's compelling story is based on his own time in jail and is dedicated to the real-life prison chaplain who helped him during his incarceration.
The inmates revolt in this classic poverty-row prison story, considered by some to be one of the best ever made.