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Convicts at Large
Convicts at Large
Actors: William Boyle, Ralph Forbes, Florence Lake, Paula Stone, John Kelly
Directors: Scott E. Beal, David Friedman
Genres: Mystery & Suspense
NR     2005     0hr 57min

Studio: Gotham (dba Alpha) Release Date: 11/04/2005

     
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Actors: William Boyle, Ralph Forbes, Florence Lake, Paula Stone, John Kelly
Directors: Scott E. Beal, David Friedman
Genres: Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/27/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/1938
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1938
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 57min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Comedy about Gangsters
Acute Observer | Jersey Shore USA | 01/21/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Convicts At Large, 1938 film

The film begins in a prison, men are walking in line. A bell sounds the alarm, prisoners try an escape but are shot down. [Where did they get those guns?] A man draws plans for new homes at a construction company. The radio warns about escaped prisoners. Walking in a park at night is dangerous. The gang leader plans to find the clever jewel thief. Is there a mistake in identity? Ruth Porter wants to quit her singing job, she doesn't like the environment. Ruth also tap dances. "The simple things in life make for happiness" say the well-off. There is a complication when Moran makes the wrong assumption about the "Squire". In his line of business he has to be dead sure. Dave Brent talks about "Happy Homes".

There are comic undertones to Brent's speech. Then the real "Squire" shows up to clear things. They all leave to recover the jewels from an old house. A kerosene lantern provides light in the barn. Ruth and David are tied up. Can they get loose? The police are patrolling the area, they capture them all and throw them in jail. Will there be a happy ending for Ruth and David?

This story seems to be adapted from a stage play given its scenes.
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