Reviewed in December 2011
Director: Josef von Sternberg. Cast: George Bancroft, Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Tully Marshall, Eugenie Besserer, E.H. Calvert, James Spottswood, Fred Kohler, Robert Elliott, George Irving, Mike Donlin, Theresa Harris. Screenplay: Herman J. Mankiewicz and Josef von Sternberg (from a screen story by Charles Furthman and Jules Furthman).
Twitter Capsule: Lumbering prison drama from dawn of sound. Sternberg flummoxed by new tech but loves shining light through jail bars.

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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actor: George Bancroft

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