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Riot in Cell Block 11

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Original title
Riot in Cell Block 11
Year
Running time
80 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Richard Collins
Music
Herschel Burke Gilbert
Cinematography
Russell Harlan (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Allied Artists Pictures
Genre
Drama | Prison Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Producer Walter Wanger, who had just been released from a prison term after shooting a man he believed was having an affair with his wife, wanted to make a film about the appalling conditions he saw while he was incarcerated. He got together with director Don Siegel and they came up with this film, in which several prison inmates, to protest brutal guards, substandard food, overcrowding and barely livable conditions, stage an uprising, in which most of the inmates join, and take several guards hostage. Negotiations between the inmates and prison officials are stymied, however, by politicians interfering with the prison administration, and by dissension and infighting in the inmates' own ranks.
Awards
1955: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film and Foreign Actor (Neville Brand)
1954: Directors Guild of America, USA: Nominated for Best Director
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