Men of San Quentin (1942)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Melodrama, Prison Film  |   Release Date - May 15, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Director William "One Take" Beaudine puts his all-character-actor cast through their paces in Men of San Quentin. J. Anthony Hughes plays a prison guard who tries to put new reforms into effect when he becomes a warden. Naturally, Hughes' efforts are undercut by a handful of hardbitten cons and jealous fellow guards. His efforts pay off when Hughes is able to quell a prison riot. Men of San Quentin was produced and cowritten by Martin Mooney, a former newspaperman who'd actually "done time" behind bars; its opening theme music was performed by the San Quentin orchestra!

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atrocity, human-rights, prison, prison-reform, man