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Blackwell's Island (1939)

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71 min | Crime, Drama

In a fictional version of true events at the New York prison of Blackwell's Island in 1934, reporter Tim Haydon breaks up a crime organization run by racketeer Bull Bransom from within the prison.See moreIn a fictional version of true events at the New York prison of Blackwell's Island in 1934, reporter Tim Haydon breaks up a crime organization run by racketeer Bull Bransom from within the prison. Written by Jim Beaver See less
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Director
William C. McGann (as William McGann)
Writers
Crane Wilbur (screenplay) (story) | Lee Katz (story)
Cinematographer
Sidney Hickox (as Sid Hickox)
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Updated Jan 24, 1939

Release date
Mar 25, 1939 (United States)

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60 cast members
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John Garfield
Tim Haydon Tim Haydon   See fewer
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Rosemary Lane
Mary 'Sunny' Walsh Mary 'Sunny' Walsh   See fewer
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Dick Purcell
Terry Walsh Terry Walsh   See fewer
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Victor Jory
Commissioner Thomas MacNair Commissioner Thomas MacNair   See fewer
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Stanley Fields
'Bull' Bransom 'Bull' Bransom   See fewer
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Morgan Conway
Steve Cardigan Steve Cardigan   See fewer
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Granville Bates
Prison Warden Stuart 'Stu' Granger Prison Warden Stuart 'Stu' Granger   See fewer
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Anthony Averill
Brower, a Henchman Brower, a Henchman   See fewer
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Peggy Shannon
Pearl Murray Pearl Murray   See fewer
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Charley Foy
Benny Farmer (as Charles Foy) Benny Farmer (as Charles Foy)   See fewer
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Norman Willis
Mike Garth, a Henchman Mike Garth, a Henchman   See fewer
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Joe Cunningham
Ben Rawden Ben Rawden   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Capt. Pedersen Capt. Pedersen   See fewer
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William B. Davidson
Defense Attorney Hempel (as William Davidson) Defense Attorney Hempel (as William Davidson)   See fewer
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Leon Ames
County Prosceutor Ballinger (uncredited) County Prosceutor Ballinger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Raymond Bailey
Cash Sutton, a Henchman (uncredited) Cash Sutton, a Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Bernard
Prison Vendor (uncredited) Prison Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Blaine
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Bruno
Bookie (uncredited) Bookie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Headkeeper Jameson (uncredited) Headkeeper Jameson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Chandler
Policeman at Ballinger's (uncredited) Policeman at Ballinger's (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Cody
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Darrell
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe De Stefani
First Dockworker (uncredited) First Dockworker (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Dilson
Finlay (uncredited) Finlay (uncredited)   See fewer
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Demetris Emanuel
Second Dockworker (uncredited) Second Dockworker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Foster
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chester Gan
Wong, Prison Laundryman (uncredited) Wong, Prison Laundryman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Gould
Deputy Warden Michaels (uncredited) Deputy Warden Michaels (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Guhl
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Harron
Deputy District Attorney (uncredited) Deputy District Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Harvey
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Harvey
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Herman
Prison Waiter (uncredited) Prison Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Dock Guard (uncredited) Dock Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Jackson
Sam, a Black Convict (uncredited) Sam, a Black Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vera Lewis
Hospital Desk Nurse (uncredited) Hospital Desk Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Malatesta
Third Dockworker (uncredited) Third Dockworker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Marks
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brenda Marshall
Reynolds' Secretary (uncredited) Reynolds' Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Miller
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Will Morgan
MacNair's Secretary (uncredited) MacNair's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy O'Gatty
Rico Ide, a Henchman (uncredited) Rico Ide, a Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Offerman Jr.
Messenger with an Orchid (uncredited) Messenger with an Orchid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Otho
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Perry
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Dave Reynolds (uncredited) Dave Reynolds (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rich
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Seel
Surgeon (uncredited) Surgeon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gus Sonnenberg
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Spottswood
Garner (uncredited) Garner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milburn Stone
Max (deputy commissioner) (uncredited) Max (deputy commissioner) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Vandergrift
Guard at Prison Dock (uncredited) Guard at Prison Dock (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Wayne
Second Prison Vendor (uncredited) Second Prison Vendor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Wessel
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lottie Williams
Mrs. Walsh (uncredited) Mrs. Walsh (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Wise
Prison Barber (uncredited) Prison Barber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Young
Judge Gately (uncredited) Judge Gately (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 269 votes