Blackwell's Island (1939)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Release Date - Mar 25, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This gangster film is based upon fact as it tells the tale of a determined reporter who has decided to make sure a certain notorious gangster gets his just desserts. It takes a long time, but eventually the reporter succeeds and the gangster is sent up river. Unfortunately, once there, he becomes the leader of the prisoners and, though incarcerated, is soon up to his old tricks of trying to corrupt local politicians and the warden. The obsessed journalist is infuriated and so gets himself sent to prison to stop the gangster once and for all.

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corruption, crusade, expose [revelation], gangster, influence, investigation, journalism, news, outrage, prison, reporter, secrets, sentence [penal system], warden