Men without Souls (1940)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Few studios churned out prison pictures with as much frequency as Columbia Pictures. In Men Without Souls, young Johnny Adams (Glenn Ford) deliberately gets himself thrown in prison to accumultate incriminating evidence against Capt. White (Cy Kendall), the sadistic guard responsible for death of Johnny's father. Unfortunately Johnny is swept up in a prison break engineered by cell-block boss Blackie Drew (Barton MacLane), which culminates in the murder of White. Our hero is saved from the electric chair through the intervention of obligatory prison chaplain Reverend Storm (John Litel). Meanwhile, Johnny's true-blue girlfriend Susan Leonard (Rochelle Hudson) awaits the outcome of events on "the outside".

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convict, death, escape, false-accusation, family-member, father, gangster, imprisonment, inmate, killing, life, life-savings, murder, prison, rescue, revenge, scandal, scheme, security-guard