- Original title
- Running time
- 98 min.
- United States
Richard Brooks (Story: Robert Patterson)
William H. Daniels (B&W)
Yvonne De Carlo,
Universal International Pictures
Drama | Prison Drama
- Synopsis / Plot
- At overcrowded Westgate Penitentiary, where violence and fear are the norm and the warden has less power than guards and leading prisoners, the least contented prisoner is tough, single-minded Joe Collins. Most of all, Joe hates chief guard Captain Munsey, a petty dictator who glories in absolute power. After one infraction too many, Joe and his cell-mates are put on the dreaded drain pipe detail; prompting an escape scheme that has every chance of turning into a bloodbath.
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