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Prison Break (1938)

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72 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Joaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing boat. His first mate, Charles Nelson, is to marry Shannon's sister the next day. Nelson gets drunk and Shannon finds him near the unconscious body of a man that he, Shannon, had ...See moreJoaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing boat. His first mate, Charles Nelson, is to marry Shannon's sister the next day. Nelson gets drunk and Shannon finds him near the unconscious body of a man that he, Shannon, had been fighting with previously. The man dies and Shannon takes the blame and goes to prison. There he gets into trouble instigated by "Big Red" Kincaid and is denied a parole. He stops a prison break and get a parole. Not able to get work, he takes a job with a former convict on a fishing boat. Kincaid, who has shot a guard and escaped and vowing vengeance on Shannon, shows up. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Norton S. Parker (screenplay) (story "Walls of San Quentin") | Dorothy Davenport (screenplay) (as Dorothy Reid)
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Updated Jul 12, 1938

Release date
Jul 12, 1938 (United States)

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Cast

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39 cast members
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Barton MacLane
Joaquin Shannon Joaquin Shannon   See fewer
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Glenda Farrell
Jean Fenderson Jean Fenderson   See fewer
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Paul Hurst
Soapy Soapy   See fewer
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Constance Moore
Maria Shannon Maria Shannon   See fewer
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Edward Pawley
Joe Fenderson Joe Fenderson   See fewer
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Edmund MacDonald
Chris Nelson Chris Nelson   See fewer
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Ward Bond
Big Red Kincaid Big Red Kincaid   See fewer
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Guy Usher
Warden Warden   See fewer
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Victor Kilian
Fenderson Fenderson   See fewer
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Johnny Russell
Jackie (as John Russell) Jackie (as John Russell)   See fewer
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Thomas Louden
The Priest The Priest   See fewer
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Paul Everton
Judge at Joaquin's Trial Judge at Joaquin's Trial   See fewer
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Roy Barcroft
Captain of the Prison Guard (uncredited) Captain of the Prison Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Horace B. Carpenter
Tuna Fisherman at Party (uncredited) Tuna Fisherman at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Elliott
Parole Board Member (uncredited) Parole Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Ingraham
Parole Board Member (uncredited) Parole Board Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Kirk
Fisherman at Unemployment Office (uncredited) Fisherman at Unemployment Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lloyd
Dock Policeman (uncredited) Dock Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Long
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles McAvoy
Tuna Fisherman at Party (uncredited) Tuna Fisherman at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Belle Mitchell
Party Woman (uncredited) Party Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Mitchell
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Montague
Hiring Boss (uncredited) Hiring Boss (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Dock Policeman (uncredited) Dock Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack O'Shea
Tuna Fisherman at Party (uncredited) Tuna Fisherman at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Price
Detective Who Arrests Joaquin for Violating Parole (uncredited) Detective Who Arrests Joaquin for Violating Parole (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jason Robards Sr.
Prison Guard Who Finds Note (uncredited) Prison Guard Who Finds Note (uncredited)   See fewer
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Constantine Romanoff
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Schindell
Party Waiter (uncredited) Party Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
Tuna Fisherman at Party (uncredited) Tuna Fisherman at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Sheehan
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack C. Smith
Cannery Manager (uncredited) Cannery Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glenn Strange
Tough Hit by Joaquin at Bachelor Party (uncredited) Tough Hit by Joaquin at Bachelor Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forrest Taylor
Shannon's Parole Officer (uncredited) Shannon's Parole Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Thompson
Party Waiter (uncredited) Party Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carleton Young
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 228 votes