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Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison

Original title
Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Crane Wilbur
Music
William Lava
Cinematography
Edwin B. DuPar (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre
Thriller. Drama | Crime. 1930s. 1940s. Prison Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Another in a unrelated series of Warner's penitentiary tours in three different decades. This one is California's notorious Folsom Prison prior to its 1944 reformation make-over. Ben Rickey, the prison's sadistic old-school warden who believes that the prison system if for punishment rather than reformation, rules Folsom with an iron-hand. He highly resents his university-trained assistant, Mark Benson, who does not share Rickey's beliefs. Rickey, hoping the results will be disastrous, gives Benson permission to try his modern method. He tolerates Benson's innovations until convict "Red" Pardue is killed by another prisoner. Benson blames Rickey, who had refused Pardue protection after he had reported an escape attempt. Benson resigns and Rickey brings back his concentration-camp program. Chuck Daniels, a hardened convict, then stage his long-planned prison break...
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