I Was Framed (1942)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Run Time - 61 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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I Was Framed was a heavily disguised remake of Dust Be My Destiny, filmed only three years earlier. Michael Ames stars in the old John Garfield role, originally a drifter named Joe Bell but here a crusading reporter named Ken Marshall. Framed by a corrupt politician for a crime he dind't commit, Marshall escapes from jail with the help of his pregnant wife Ruth (Julie Bishop). They migrate to a small town where Ken is given a newpaper job by Dr. Phillip Black (Aldrich Bowker), the kindly general practitioner who delivered Ruth's baby. Five years later, the Marshalls' new life is threatened when Mike's old cellmate shows up in town, threatening blackmail. The ending is considerably more upbeat and less "meaningful" than in the original Dust Be My Destiny.

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prison, captive, captor, escape, false-accusation, investigation, journalism, reporter