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Up the River (1938)

75 min | Comedy

In this lampoon on prison movies, con men go to jail and become stars of the football team.
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Writers
Lou Breslow (screenplay) | John Patrick (screenplay) | Maurine Dallas Watkins (story)
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Updated Dec 2, 1938

Release date
Dec 9, 1938 (United States)

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Preston Foster
'Chipper' Morgan 'Chipper' Morgan   See fewer
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Tony Martin
Tommy Grant Tommy Grant   See fewer
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Phyllis Brooks
Helen Lindsay Helen Lindsay   See fewer
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Slim Summerville
Slim Nelson Slim Nelson   See fewer
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Arthur Treacher
Darby Randall Darby Randall   See fewer
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Alan Dinehart
Warden Clarence Willis Warden Clarence Willis   See fewer
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Eddie Collins
Fisheye Conroy Fisheye Conroy   See fewer
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Jane Darwell
Mrs. Graham Mrs. Graham   See fewer
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Sidney Toler
Jeffrey Mitchell Jeffrey Mitchell   See fewer
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Bill Robinson
Memphis Jones Memphis Jones   See fewer
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Robert Allen
Ray Douglas Ray Douglas   See fewer
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Dorothy Dearing
Martha Graham Martha Graham   See fewer
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Charles D. Brown
Warden Harris Warden Harris   See fewer
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Carol Adams
Prison Show Spectator (uncredited) Prison Show Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dale Armstrong
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Irving Bacon
Phil (uncredited) Phil (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gary Breckner
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George Chandler
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Cliff Clark
Warden Fowler (uncredited) Warden Fowler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russ Clark
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Margaret Daggett
Blondie (uncredited) Blondie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Darien
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Joe Devlin
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Gladys Gale
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Kit Guard
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Frank Hagney
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Tommy Hicks
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J. Anthony Hughes
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Olaf Hytten
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William Irving
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Harry C. Johnson
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Fred Kelsey
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Sam McDaniel
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Pat McKee
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James C. Morton
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Cyril Ring
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Dewey Robinson
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Lee Shumway
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Jack Stoney
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Charles Tannen
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Frederick Vogeding
Pickles (uncredited) Pickles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Wagner
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucille Ward
Prison Matron (uncredited) Prison Matron (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 12 votes