(as of Jul 04,2022 08:21:19 UTC – Details)

Framed for manslaughter after he breaks a story about city corruption, reporter Frank Ross is sure hell prove his innocence and walk out of prison a free man. But thats not how the system works at Rocky Point Penitentiary. There, cellblock guards are vicious, the jute-mill labor is endless, and the powers Ross fought on the outside conspire to keep him in. Franks hope is turned to hopelessness. And hes starting to crack. Two of the screens famed tough guys star in this prison movie that casts a reform-minded eye on the brutalizing effects of life in the slammer. James Cagney hits a white-hot peak as [Ross,] the embittered, stir-crazy fall guy (Leonard Maltins Movie Guide). And George Raft (Cagneys friend since their vaudeville days) portrays racketeer Hood Stacey, who may hold the key to springing Ross. Special Features: Commentary by Film Historian Haden Guest Breakdowns of 1939: Studio Blooper Reel Bonus Cartoon “”Each Dawn I Crow”” Bonus: Radio Show with George Raft and Franchot Tone