copy to clipboard

The Criminal Code

Plugin not supported.
Original title
The Criminal Code
Running time
83 min.
United States United States
Fred Niblo Jr., Seton I. Miller
Sam Perry
Ted Tetzlaff (B&W)
Columbia Pictures
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!
1930: Nominated for Oscar: Best Screenplay
Movie Soulmates' ratings
Register so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
Friends' ratings
Register so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message.
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to

All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.

For US ratings information please visit:
FAQs | Privacy policy / use conditions | Privacy configuration
© 2002-2020 Filmaffinity - Movieaffinity | Filmaffinity is a movie recommendation site based on the concept of Movie Soulmates.
We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646.000 users + 133.000.000 ratings. Not related to any Media or Corporation.
All Rights Reserved | Movie Soulmates™ is a Registered Trademark