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The Criminal Code

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Original title
The Criminal Code
Year
Running time
83 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Fred Niblo Jr., Seton I. Miller
Music
Sam Perry
Cinematography
Ted Tetzlaff (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Pictures
Genre
Drama. Thriller | Crime. Prison Drama
Synopsis / Plot
A young man's birthday celebration at a local speakeasy turns into a nightmare when he kills a man in self-defense! Bob Graham (Phillips Holmes), just twenty years old, is then railroaded into a harsh ten-year prison term by District Attorney Brady (Walter Huston). In an intriguing twist, Brady becomes prison warden years later and hires Bob as his chauffeur. Bob then meets and falls in love with Brady's daughter, Mary (Constance Cummings), who begs her father to pardon the convict. Bob's chances for freedom are threatened, however, when he refuses to identify an inmate who has murdered another. Thrown into solitary confinement, Bob is overcome with desperation as the promise of a new life and love beyond the prison walls begins to slip away!
Awards
1930: Nominated for Oscar: Best Screenplay
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