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Those High Grey Walls (1939)

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80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Dr.. MacAuley, a kindly, beloved country doctor, is sent to Fillmore Prison. His crime was for removing a bullet from a young man who was escaping from the police. A man, whom he had brought into the world many years before. At Filmore ...See moreDr.. MacAuley, a kindly, beloved country doctor, is sent to Fillmore Prison. His crime was for removing a bullet from a young man who was escaping from the police. A man, whom he had brought into the world many years before. At Filmore prison he is assigned to work in the jute mill after the prison doctor, Frank Norton, spurned his request to work in the hospital. "Lindy" Lindstron, MacAuley's co-worker in the mill, has a sudden heart attack and Dr. Norton declares him beyond help. MacAuley administers adrenaline and Lindstrom recovers. News of the recovery spreads and MacAuley is besieged by fellow convicts with real and imaginary ills, and Norton requests his transfer to the hospital. Lindstrom, suffering greatly, begs MacAuley to give him an overdose of sedative, and offers him $10,000 he claims to have hidden "outside." MacAuley refuses, but is so touched by Lindstrom's agony that he talks over the possibility of a mercy death with Norton. Nightingale, a prison trusty, has overheard Lindstrom's request and he promises to obtain the sedative in return for the $10,000. The next day, Lindstrom is found dead. Norton, who scoffed at MacAuley's request, believes that MacAuley gave Lindstrom the fatal dose. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
William A. Ullman Jr. (based on a story by) | Lewis Meltzer (screenplay)
Producer
Cinematographer
John Stumar (photography)
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Updated Sep 21, 1939

Release date
Sep 21, 1939 (United States)

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81 cast members
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Walter Connolly
Dr. MacAuley Dr. MacAuley   See fewer
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Onslow Stevens
Dr. Frank Norton Dr. Frank Norton   See fewer
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Paul Fix
Nightingale Nightingale   See fewer
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Bernard Nedell
Redlands Redlands   See fewer
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Iris Meredith
Mary MacAuley Mary MacAuley   See fewer
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Oscar O'Shea
Warden Warden   See fewer
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Nicholas Soussanin
'Lindy' Lindstrom 'Lindy' Lindstrom   See fewer
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Don Beddoe
Jockey Jockey   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eugene Anderson Jr.
Porter (uncredited) Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Austin
Neck-Brace Convict (uncredited) Neck-Brace Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry A. Bailey
Train Conductor (uncredited) Train Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Bakewell
Kibitzer (uncredited) Kibitzer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Baldwin
Mr. Mason (uncredited) Mr. Mason (uncredited)   See fewer
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Griff Barnett
Prison Tailor (uncredited) Prison Tailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Bautista
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nicholas Bela
Rattles (uncredited) Rattles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Brennan
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Brown
Wife (uncredited) Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Brown
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Bruno
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Burr Caruth
Old Man (uncredited) Old Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chapin
Delivery Boy (uncredited) Delivery Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chesebro
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Clark
Orderly (uncredited) Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Cobb
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Colebrook
Trusty Waiter (uncredited) Trusty Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Conrad
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Copeland
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Copeland
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Coughlin
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Curtis
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Daley
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Depp
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lester Dorr
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Fetherston
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Ford
Joe Wilson (uncredited) Joe Wilson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Foster
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lou Fulton
Baggage Man (uncredited) Baggage Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Garner
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lorna Gray
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Gray
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Guhl
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eva Hyde
Johnnie's Girl (uncredited) Johnnie's Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Lester Johnson
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Kibbee
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eugene King
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Trusty (uncredited) Trusty (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Lally
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Laughton
Bill (uncredited) Bill (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles McAvoy
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire McDowell
Mother (uncredited) Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Millican
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Frank O'Connor
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Ralph Peters
Stiff-Necked Convict (uncredited) Stiff-Necked Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Phillips
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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June Pickerell
Mrs. Wilson (uncredited) Mrs. Wilson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Randolph
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Rice
Bruised-Hand Convict (uncredited) Bruised-Hand Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rush
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Sande
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Schindell
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Sterling
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Stone
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Harry Strang
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George Taylor
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Eduardo Thomajan
Johnnie (uncredited) Johnnie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Turner
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Tyrrell
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Philip Van Zandt
Freddie (uncredited) Freddie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herb Vigran
Orderly (uncredited) Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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E. Alyn Warren
Convict (uncredited) Convict (uncredited)   See fewer
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Delmar Watson
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Williams
Stranger (uncredited) Stranger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duke York
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 14 votes